Two protesters in Southern California were injured Saturday after a driver allegedly drove through a rally in which both President Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters were gathered.
The driver in the Yorba Linda crash – about 55 kilometers southeast of downtown Los Angeles – did not stop after driving through the crowd and protesters chased the driver until she was arrested by police right away. after an accident, the Orange County Register reported. The unidentified suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder, the report said.
The victims were taken to a hospital with non-fatal injuries, said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff̵
The driver had been involved in the protest but officials did not say which side he was supporting. Authorities also refused to identify which side the victims were on, according to the Register, but videos on social media appeared to show suspicion driving mainly Trump supporters.
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The anti-police and pro-Trump protesters met in the parking lot of Yorba Linda’s public library and confronted each other when the white sedan split into the group in the parking lot.
The registry reported that it was not known how fast the car went. The vehicle’s rear window had been broken and had a flagpole sticking out of it. At the front, the windshield was cracked, the log reported.
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Earlier on Thursday night, a driver participated in an anti-racism protest in Hollywood, sending at least one person to hospital.
On Wednesday, a driver was arrested in Denver after allegedly plowing a vehicle into a crowd of protesters, according to reports.
A Seattle anti-racism protester was killed in July when a driver pulled onto a closed freeway where anti-police protesters had gathered.
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Protests broke out across the country last week, following a grand jury decision in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday in which it was announced that no officer would be directly charged with Breonna Taylor’s death. An officer was charged with spontaneous danger after bullets entered a neighboring house during a drug raid in March.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.