Black Lives Matter Activist Charged with Five Felonies

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Tianna Arata, a Black Lives Matter activist, was arrested on July 21st for her part in a protest that led to the injury of a 4-year old child. The protest, which boasted attendance of more than 300 people, turned violent when activists blocked the roadway and began attacking a random vehicle.

 The vehicles windows were shattered, showering glass onto the 4-year old boy in the back seat of the car.

Black Lives Matter Has a History of Violence

Arata, who is originally from Portland, Oregon, moved to San Luis Obispo in 2016. She has stated that she had been attending Black Lives Matter protests around the area since early May, and had started protesting various causes in Portland at just 14 years old.

Arata organized the July 21st demonstration to protest against the police ‘targeting people of color unjustly’. This statement, often heard at Black Lives Matter rallies and in the mainstream media, is not supported by the facts. In 2019, 998 people were killed by police officers, 403 of which were white, while only 250 were black.

Things Quickly Turn Ugly

The protest, which began at 4 p.m. in Mitchell Park, started with speeches by organizers, and led to a march into downtown San Luis Obispo. The march stopped briefly at the intersection of Higuera Street and Chorro Street, as onlookers watched Arata and two others stomping on a partially burnt American flag.

Tianna Arata (center) standing on the American flag.

At around 7 p.m., the protest turned into a riot, as the activists blocked Highway 101, closing all four lanes for over an hour. The activists reportedly shouted profanities at motorists attempting to use the roadway, and some even physically attacked the vehicles. District Attorney Dan Dow tweeted about the roadblock, stating: “This is unlawful and incredibly dangerous. It must stop.”

Violence Surrounds Black Lives Matter Movement at Every Turn

The video of the incident, provided by the San Luis Obispo Police Department, shows multiple protesters surrounding the vehicle and beating on it. The vehicle slowly drives through the protest, with one activist clinging onto the hood for a few seconds. The driver then speeds off, narrowly missing the other activists still attacking the car.


After the protesters left the roadway, many headed back to Mitchell Park, ultimately dispersing around 8 p.m. Police officers caught up with protest organizers as they were packing up their belongings and attempting to leave the area.

Officers arrested Arata upon recognizing her as the organizer of the protest, stating in a press release that the arrest was “based on Arata’s actions and the actions of the organized group.”


The District Attorney charged Arata with five felonies: unlawful assembly, participation in a riot, conspiracy, unlawful imprisonment, and resisting arrest. Although Arata was not actively resisting arrest, she was ‘passively resisting’, a term that police officers use to describe a “nonviolent physical act or failure to act that is intended to impede, hinder or delay the effecting of an arrest.” In this case, Arata was refusing to walk alongside police officers to their car.

Arata is scheduled to appear in the San Luis Obispo County Court on September 3rdShe faces multiple years behind bars if convicted.


  1. Kamala Harris once and Ellen and made a joke about killing President Trump and then started laughing hysterically or was it maniacally? Can you imagine if it had been a Republican making the same comment about Barack Obama?

    One post claims Harris, in a June 18 speech, said this about Trump: “And once he’s gone and we have regained our rightful place in the White House, look out if you supported him and endorsed his actions, because we’ll be coming for you next. You will feel the vengeance of a nation. No stone will be left unturned as we seek you out in every corner of this great nation. For it is you who have betrayed us.”

    Above is a clear threat and vengeance to all Trump supporters!!!! She needs to be charged for threats against all Trump supporters!!!!

  2. There’s an island in the Caribbean that is totally uninhabited. It’s called “Snake Island” because it is loaded with highly venomous snakes. That would be the ideal residence for BLM, Antifa, Marxists and Communists.
    Offload them and wave bye-bye as the boats back away.

  3. This is ludicrous to think these neanderthals are going to get away with such nonsense as laying siege to the White House. They should think again before planning to go head to head with the Secret Service that are present to protect the president, his family and staff, as well as the White House. I will tell you right now these single cell mindless wan”na be activists will find out quickly the Secret Service officers will throw bullets in return for attacks on the city’s house on the hill. You’re really gon’na love the abuse you will bring on yourselves, it’s guaranteed. You can stay home, bang your head against a brick wall and play Russian roulette with your loaded semi-automatic pistol and get the same punishment you’ll get from those protecting the White House, the president, his family and staff. SS agents are dead serious about their orders to fight physical violence with leathal force. The least that will happen is you’re gon’na be locked in a room and the room will disappear. Feel’n lucky today Punks? Go ahead, make my day.

  4. This person hates America and from the sound of it, she has since she was a child. Now, she has broken the law and she has placed herself squarely within the eligibility limits for incarceration. Being the big person my name implies, I would be willing to give her a choice-go to jail for five or ten years or relocate, willingly, to the socialist country of her choice with the proviso that she is no longer welcome back here. My preference would be that she go to Cuba and never be allowed back-we don’t need her here, as she is a consummate trouble maker.

  5. This criminal should be deported to the country of her heritage. Since she feels so discriminated against send her packing to any country she feels is “fair”. Conversely a lengthy prison sentence with hard labor to pay her room and board is the only other “fair” sentence for such a destructive, ungrateful and hateful individual.


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