Slowly but surely we are starting to see more and more arrests being made in connection with the riots and violence that has been happening across the country.
We've now seen another Black Lives Matter leader arrested, this time in California.
San Luis Obispo Police Department arrested Tianna Arata after she led a violent "protest" after assuring the SLOPD that the protest would be peaceful.
It wasn't peaceful and ended up turning violent. As a result, she is being charged with 5 felonies and 3 misdemeanors and is now facing up to 15 years in jail.
Activist Tianna Arata was arrested on July 21 by the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) in California after police said a protest she organized turned violent.
In a statement released following Arata’s arrest, the department said SLOPD Police Chief Deanna Cantrell had spoken with Arata ahead of the rally and had been assured that the protest would be peaceful.
However, SLOPD said the protest, which grew to a demonstration involving approximately 300 people, got out of hand when demonstrators marched onto a highway and, at one point, launched an assault on a passenger vehicle, despite a 4-year-old child being inside.
It is unclear what led up to the incident, but SLOPD said protesters damaged the hood of the vehicle and smashed the rear window, causing glass to shatter on the 4-year-old, who was sitting in the back seat.
According to police, protesters also targeted at least two other vehicles upon exiting the highway, with some demonstrators seen chasing down and throwing objects at one car.
The protest, police said, “resulted in significant public safety risks for protesters and community members.”
Here is the video of the arrest:
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The district attorney clarified that it is not prison time that she is facing, but time in county jail due to the specific charged in conjunction with a public safety law signed in 2011.