SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Tianna Arata, a Black Lives Matter protest organizer, appeared via Zoom for her court appearance Thursday morning in San Luis Obispo.
The 20-year-old did not enter a plea and her arraignment was pushed back to October 22. Arata's defense team is entering a demurrer, which is an attempt to dismiss a claim or claims in the charges.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic most court proceedings are taking place virtually.
The college student is facing several misdemeanor counts for a July protest that, at one point, blocked traffic on Highway 101.