A Black Lives Matter supporter faces attempted murder charges after allegedly driving her sedan through a crowd of southern California Trump supporters on Saturday.
Tatiana Turner, 40, of Long Beach, California, plowed her car through the Yorba Linda crowd at around 3 p.m., leaving two demonstrators with non-life threatening injuries, Orange County police said.
The incident occurred after violent clashes between BLM supporters and Trump supporters spurred police to declare an unlawful assembly and order the crowds to disperse.
Counter-protesters crossed six-lane Imperial Highway and confronted the BLM protesters, who were participating in an event called “Caravan for Justice,” authorities said.
“Approximately 30 minutes after the protests began, we began to receive reports of physical altercations occurring between the two protest groups, including at least one individual who was pepper-sprayed by another protestor,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement to ABC News.
One man and one woman were injured in the collision. The woman suffered two broken legs, police told the local ABC affiliate.
Turner, who was arrested on the scene and booked to the county jail, also faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
A second protester, Jason Mancuso, 46, was cuffed for failure to obey the order to disperse, ABC said.
The incident marked the second time a driver struck a southern California protest in two days.
On Thursday night, a BLM protester was struck by a pickup truck during a march in Hollywood and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A preliminary police investigation found protesters began beating the vehicle with sticks as the driver attempted to sift through the crowd.
The driver was attempting to drive away from the situation when he struck the protester.
With Post wires
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