Who is Tatiana Turner? BLM protester who drove car into crowd of Trump supporters charged with attempted murder
The incident took place when around 250 people gathered, some with a group called Caravan4Justice supporting Black Lives Matter and others to stage a counter-protest nearby supporting Trump
A California woman has been charged with attempted murder after driving through a group of dueling demonstrators during a "Caravan for Justice" event that took place on the Imperial Highway near Yorba Linda Boulevard on Saturday, September 26.
The woman was later identified as Tatiana Turner. She was arrested and charged with murder and assault charges with a deadly weapon. The incident took place when around 250 people gathered, some with a group called Caravan4Justice supporting Black Lives Matter and others to stage a counter-protest nearby supporting President Donald Trump.
Soon a white Sedan came from the direction of the Library parking and injured two people in the crowd. The car then stopped a few hundred yards away and was surrounded by Sheriffs. The two injured people were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening and are expected to survive, Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department told New York Times on Sunday, September 27.
According to the official statement released by the police, "At approximately 3 pm, 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 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 two people struck, a man and a woman believed to be at the protest, were transported to a nearby hospital with major injuries but are expected to survive."
According to a New York Times report, the Sheriff’s Department said it received reports of demonstrators carrying weapons and "physical altercations" between the groups, with at least one protester pepper-spraying another. The authorities declared the gathering an unlawful assembly and told the crowds to disperse, the department said.
Who is Tatiana Turner?
The 40-year-old Tatiana Turner made news on Saturday, September 26, when she drove her car into the crowd of Trump supporters, injuring two people. Federal records show that Turner filed a trademark application for Caravan4Justice in July and a GoFundMe campaign names her as the group's "founder". Police confirmed that Turner is believed to be a member of the Caravan4Justice.
According to the statement released by the police department, "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 Orange County Sheriff’s Department requested mutual aid and multiple agencies from across Orange County responded immediately to assist. We’d like to thank the outside agencies who responded."