A Black Lives Matter protest versus police brutality and systemic racism was met a counter-protest and turned violent when a car drove through the crowd in Yorba Linda on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 26.
The driver, a 40-year-old lady referred to as a Black Lives Matter advocate, was arrested on suspicion of attack with a lethal weapon and attempted murder, authorities said.
The BLM march occurred on Imperial Highway near Yorba Linda Boulevard, with counter-protesters shouting insults while carrying American flags and Trump 2020 banners collected along the other side. At one point, the counter-protesters crossed the six-lane highway and confronted the BLM group. In person, the sides at the same time screamed “Black Lives Matter” and “U.S.A.”
As the dispute grew more heated, with reports that some people had weapons, constable’s authorities declared an unlawful assembly and purchased all protesters to distribute.
Minutes later on, a white sedan in the Yorba Linda Public Library parking lot sped up through the crowd.
unlawful gathering and cleared the streets near Yorba Linda and Imperial. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Black Lives Matter protesters unite as the square off with counter protesters in Yorba Linda on Saturday, September 26, 2020.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)
2 sides come together with a handshake at the end of a violent protest in Yorba Linda on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Black Lives Matter member Ezra Leatherman, right, fist bumps a member
of American Guard who declined to give his name.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) A female is collared after witnesses said she drove her cars and truck into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda on
Saturday, September 26, 2020.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Someone ran their cars and truck through a crowd of Trump supporters. OC Sheriffs took the person into custody. Ambulances were dispatched, but I do not have information on injuries pic.twitter.com/EAWBSXS8R1– Border Photog #blm( @desertborder )September 26
, 2020 At least two people– a man and woman-were and had major injuries transported to a health center but were expected to make it through, authorities said.”The victims, from what we can inform, it appears that they belonged to the Trump supporters,” said Orange County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Breckner. One man had actually a bloodied ideal leg; a plaster was tied on by a piece of cloth with an American flag design. People chased after the cars and truck, which stopped a couple of hundred lawns away and was surrounded by constable’s deputies.
It was not immediately clear how quick the sedan was going. The back windshield was broken out and appeared to have a flagpole sticking out of it. The front windshield was smashed. The driver, Tatiana Turner of Long Beach, was participating in the protest as a fan of Caravan for Justice, said Orange County Sheriff’s spokesperson Carrie Braun. The group, which planned Saturday’s occasion, projects versus
An automobile just drove through a crowd. The crowd then chased after
the white sedan. This person was hurt. pic.twitter.com/0iAhWkcRnu– Brian Rokos (@Brian_Rokos )September 26
, 2020 Warning, the video below includes graphic content:
This is from @buffalo_baff IG LIVE pic.twitter.com/CPvivZL2Gd– Resist , Esq. (@ResistEsq)September 26
, 2020 This is the cars and truck that drove through the crowd. I do not understand all the situations. pic.twitter.com/I7it1BzJKy– Brian Rokos( @Brian_Rokos) September 26,
2020 The counter-protesters call BLM protesters criminals, yet it is the counter-protesters who are breaking the law today by jaywalking across Imperial Highway to engage the BLM people. The police showed up to break things up. pic.twitter.com/SInauBKnNz
— Brian Rokos (@Brian_Rokos) September 26, 2020
It was the second occurrence including a car into a protest in Southern California today.
On Thursday night, someone was struck by an SUV speeding by a crowd of demonstrators in Hollywood on the second night of demonstrations related to the killing of Breonna Taylor by Louisville Metropolitan Authorities Department officers.
Quickly before 9 p.m., a black SUV went by the crowd, striking a protester before scampering once again. The Los Angeles Fire Department took and responded a single person to a health center, according to the LAFD’s Nicholas Prange.
Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical employee, was fatally shot in her apartment early on March 13 by officers performing a search warrant. Taylor’s sweetheart, who said he believed someone was breaking into their home, fired through the door and hit an officer. Authorities returned fire and Taylor was killed.
No officer was charged in her death.
Earlier this month, a car drove through a Black Lives Matter protest in Times Square held to honor Daniel Prude, who died during a confrontation with police in March. His household released video just recently revealing that officers placed a “spit hood” over his head, then pushed his head into the ground while he lay on the street naked and handcuffed.
Following release of that video, demonstrations broke out nationwide and seven officers were suspended.
There were as numerous as 250 people at the BLM presentation in Yorba Linda, which came three days after a deputy shot and killed a homeless Black man in San Clemente. Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes released a grainy video he said showed the man was reaching for a deputy’s weapon.
The San Clemente city council imposed a curfew on Thursday night, but a protest versus police brutality in the wake of the shooting broke up an hour before the 9 p.m. due date.
No violence was reported that night.
Planning for the Yorba Linda occasion hosted by Caravan for Justice began as early as Sept. 17, Braun said. That was a week before the San Clemente shooting and the statement about the Taylor grand jury.
Additional teams were on hand Saturday “to protect the 1st Amendment rights of both sides to object quietly,” Braun said.
Authorities asked for that rival demonstrators keep their distance, and they at first complied, she said. Nevertheless, members of both groups began to engage with one another and physical run-ins with “several” injuries were reported.
At least one protester pepper-sprayed another one, Braun said, and an Anaheim man, Jason Mancuso, 46, was arrested on suspicion of stopping working to obey the dispersal order.Source: ocregister.comOur ScoreClick to rate this post![Total: 0 Average: 0]