San Luis Obispo protesters smash glass on 4-year-old child

July 22, 2020

Tianna Arata standing on a highway barrier


Participants in a Black Lives Matter protest in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday turned violent smashing a car window onto a four-year-old child and damaging the hood of the car. Protesters repeatedly refused to let people walk or drive where they wanted to go, at times screaming profanities.

Near the end of the protest, San Luis Obispo police officers arrested 20-year-old Tianna Isis Arata, the organizer of the protest, and 22-year-old Elias Bautista.

After the City of San Luis Obispo learned Arata was planning a protest, Police Chief Deanna Cantrell contacted Arata who claimed the event at Mitchell Park would be peaceful, police said. As a result, the city did not have officers blocking entrances to the highway.

Shortly after 5 p.m., approximately 300 protesters marched through the downtown area. The protesters then walked onto Highway 101, blocking all lanes in both directions for nearly an hour. While on the freeway, protesters smashed the rear window of a car with a 4-year-old child in the back seat. Glass shattered on the boy.

Protesters marched back onto city streets, confronting drivers along the way. Protesters stopped and surrounded a vehicle at Monterey Street and California Boulevard. Protesters also chased several other vehicles as they marched.

The protesters then stopped to watch Arrata toss a partially burnt American flag on the ground and stomp on it.

Tianna Arata, in the center, stomping on a burnt flag

In a video Arrata posted on Instagram, Chief Cantrell texts Arata during the march to tell her about the broken window and that, “Trust goes both ways Tianna.”

“F**K Deanna,” Tianna responded.

Officers arrested Arata shortly after the protest concluded.


Officers booked Arata in the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of participation in a riot, unlawful assembly, conspiracy, unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest. The decision to arrest Arata was made in coordination with the District Attorney’s Office, police said.

During the arrest of Arata, Bautista allegedly assaulted a police officer, who suffered minor injuries. Officers booked Bautista in the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of attempting to deter an officer from doing his job, and for attempting to take a person from the lawful custody of a peace officer.

The back seat of the car that the 4-year-old child was in

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Based on their behaviors, do the protestors drink or hit the pipe before and/or during their protests? How else could they act like such animals?

Maybe it’s directly proportional to their level of wokeness?

Breaking windows and stopping traffic is not constructive and will change few minds.

I disagree. I believe this behavior is turning people away from BLM.

People are sick and tired of this destructive behavior.

Not sure if anyone remembers reading this drivel, but if you notice, in the second paragraph of this garbage, Mayor Heidi Ho calls Tianna a, “young black leader.” Nice leadership qualities you picked out there Heidi.. and if course now, she’s really tied herself to Tianna by bailing her out of jail. Isn’t that a conflict of interest?

I thought i had read that tina was let out of jail on no bail and the other brat was out on 50,000.

Protesters who throw the American Flag on the ground and who walk on it and burn it “TREAD” on all American Cirizen Patriots.”

Army Airborne, Class of August 14,1969

Fort Benning, Georgia

Thank you for your service, during a particularly difficult time.

I really don’t care what you all think about the videos etc. People do not belong on the freeway taking people’s freedom and stopping them from living. The protests are causing problems and doing absolutely Nothing to help any human being. They are only confirming the idiocy of the mob Sheeple who have nothing better to do than tear apart society. They are haters and racists! May God have mercy On their souls.

Maybe we should organize a Protest of the Protesters? Because of the way they are choosing to Protest!

I don’t get what the problem is, the “protesters” have gone on the hwy before and nothing was done, they march down city streets jamming those up, nothing done, then when the top cop knows about a un permited protest, nothing is done, and then these people manage to get on the hwy again, now they commit more crimes and the only thing done is arrest the ringleader, why wasn’t this nipped in the ass before this all started, at the very least all the domestic terrorists should have been loaded into buses and hauled off to jail and booked, this is small potatoes compared to Oregon but what if it escalates do we want Homeland, Marshals and other alphabet agencys here, I don’t think so. If these people want to march the city should put them at the track at Cuesta, the football field at Poly or the cow pasture at Madonna and hold them responsible for any damages, take names as they wonder thru the gates, but I feel the city of SLO needs to be a little more diligent on this or are they just going to sit around and take a knee again, this isn’t about anything other than terrorism under the guise of free speech.

The arrested leader Tianna Arata is from Portland. She went to Grizzly Charter School (the troubled kids boot camp school) in SLO and ran track for Cuesta in 2018 and 2019. She had better not get a chance to enter Cal Poly, especially on scholarship for track after her domestic terrorism.

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I’m just going to say it…I’m sick and tired of the mamby-bamby oh we all “believe in the right of Free Speech” when the CRAP that is happening is NOT FREE SPEECH in my mind! It’s NOT Speech it’s MISGUIDED HATRED! Their abuse of the slogan “Black Lives Matter” for many of us and what happen to George Floyd has been LOST and overshadowed by a disgust and disdain for the so-called “peaceful protesters” another BS term when they are filthy-mouthed, disrespectful of anyone else’s lives and try to intimidate and bully people with their thuggish attitudes! Doesn’t make much sense to be SO OBNOXIOUS, and casting a huge net over ALL police when they would not want the same attitude used towards ALL BLACKS! I want police reform, change, evolution like America has always tried to do. But, sorry, I hope the Cuesta College Administration will TAKE away this brat’s scholarship and she has to pack her bags and head on back to Oregon where maybe the like’s of those other Protesters in Portland/Seattle will welcome her with open arms.