After George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was brutally killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020, protests demanding justice happened around the nation and the world. During a protest that happened in July in San Luis Obispo, a 20-year-old college student, Tianna Arata, was arrested.
Tianna’s arrest had a huge impact on Black Lives Matter members and other local activist groups and resulted in hundreds of people showing up at a press conference and rally outside of the San Luis Obispo courthouse, demanding justice for Tianna.Her arrest has since become a rallying point for members of Black Lives Matter and other activist groups. On Tuesday, hundreds of people showed up to a news conference and rally outside the San Luis Obispo courthouse to stand in solidarity with Tianna.
By KAILYN BROWN | Los Angeles Times | AUG. 25, 2020