A driver accused of attempted murder for driving a car into a crowd of Trump supporters in California and severely injuring two people is a major Black Lives Matter organizer.
Tatiana “Tia” Rita Turner, 40 of Long Beach, was taken into police custody and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. She plowed her car into Trump supporters rallying in Yorba Linda.
At the time, the Caravan 4 Justice, a BLM-affiliated organization, was fighting with counter-protesters supporting President Donald Trump.
Independent videographer Tomas Morales suggests that leftists instigated the conflict, pepper-spraying pro-Trumpers without cause or provocation.
YORBA LINDA: BLM supporter pepper sprays man for no reason (only caught the tail end).
She then proceeds to pepper spray me for filming & a woman tells me to go to the other side. I was wearing plain clothes and recording the BLM speakers earlier. pic.twitter.com/MbvjjJkpPp
— Tomas Morales (@TomasMorales_iv) September 26, 2020
According to the Daily Mail, federal records reveal that Turner filed a trademark application for the BLM arm in July. A GoFundMe campaign also named her as the group’s founder. Police confirmed her association.
After she plowed into the crowd of Trump supporters, two people were left seriously hurt.
The two injured, a man and a woman, were transported to a nearby hospital with “major injuries” but were expected to survive, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department cited in a press release.
Shit is very tense pic.twitter.com/NhlE0KkWYz
— Border Photog #blm (@desertborder) September 26, 2020
Moment of arrest pic.twitter.com/HtJyq1E7Y6
— The Conservative (@Conservative_ZA) September 27, 2020
WATCH: A car ripped through a crowd of Trump supporters at a BLM counterprotest in Yorba Linda. It was clearly deliberate and the driver did not stop even as the Trump crowd gathered to tend to the wounded. Trump supporters did NOT attack the driver. pic.twitter.com/f9nu6L0WBu
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 27, 2020