Founder of pro-Black Lives Matter group charged for ramming car into crowd of Trump supporters


The founder of a pro-Black Lives Matter group called Caravan4Justice was charged on Saturday by law enforcement officials in Southern California for allegedly ramming a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, many wearing merchandise supporting the President of the United States.

“At approximately 3 p.m. after several dispersal orders, a vehicle in the parking lot of the Yorba Linda Public Library at 18181 Imperial Highway struck at least two individuals,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “The driver, believed to be part of the Caravan for Justice, continued to leave the parking lot and was detained a short distance away from the incident.” The driver, Tatiana Turner, 40, of Long Beach, was arrested. “She will be booked into the Orange County Jail for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, and the investigation is ongoing.”

The Los Angeles Times reported that the man who was hit “suffered two broken legs and was hospitalized and one woman suffered major and moderate injuries throughout her body,” according to officials. Turner is being held on $1 million bail and expected to appear in court Tuesday, according to a county website. It was not known how fast the car was going. The back windshield had been broken out, and it had a flagpole sticking out of it. The front windshield was smashed, the Register reported. Federal records show that Turner filed a trademark application for Caravan4Justice in July, and a GoFundMe campaign names her as the group’s ‘founder’ (DailyMail).

Black Lives Matter protesters and Trump supporter counter-protesters were out in Yorba Linda on Saturday. Among the BLM folks were RevCom and Caravan4Justice members. At one point, there were people from both sides in the same parking lot at the Yorba Linda Public Library. Trump supporters were taking a picture of the license plate of a white car sitting in the parking lot with a BLM supporter at the wheel. Then the BLM person, apparently without provocation, drove right into the people in front of the car, with some force. The protest came days after a deputy in San Clemente shot and killed a homeless man. The sheriff released a video in which he showed the man grabbing for the officer’s weapon (AP News).


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