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Black Lives Matter Community Action holds peaceful protest for six people charged in Tianna Arata protest

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Black Lives Matter Community Action held a peaceful protest in San Luis Obispo Monday on behalf of the six additional people who were charged by the SLO County District Attorney last weekend.

Dozens gathered for the protest at the Mission Plaza.

Protestors called for the DA to drop the charges against six people who were arrested after a Black Lives Matter protest led by Tianna Arata back in July.

The charges were announced by the County DA last week.

Protesters said the six individuals were wrongfully targeted and charged by District Attorney Dan Dow.

“I feel like this is one thing that our district attorney needs to drop the charges without a doubt,” said protester Cavin Stokes.

According to San Luis Obispo Police, back in July, while on Highway 101, some protesters damaged the hood of a car and shattered a rear window, causing glass to break onto a 4-year-old child sitting in the back seat.

The group plans to gather again Thursday morning when a court hearing is scheduled to take place for three of six individuals charged. 

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