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Protest Organizer Charged in Multiple Attacks After Allegedly Beating Men With Metal Rod

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Protest Organizer Charged in Multiple Attacks After Allegedly Beating Men With Metal Rod

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A 40-year-old woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly driving her car into protesters at a September rally is facing additional charges after authorities discovered she allegedly used a deadly weapon to attack two men at an earlier event in Orange County, California. Tatiana Rita Turner, a protest organizer from Long Beach, has now been charged with 13 felonies for the two attacks, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. The DA announced the latest charges, involving an August protest in Seal Beach, on Jan. 20. “We support the right to peacefully protest, but these are not peaceful protests,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer in a press release. “These are organized protests that encourage others to engage in civil disobedience and violence. We continue to review all surveillance footage to identify other suspects, regardless of what side of an issue they are on.” Turner allegedly beat two …

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