Tianna Arata

After nearly two weeks of widespread calls for action, the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) announced Wednesday it was recommending a criminal charge for a motorcyclist who drove into protestors during a September 2 march in downtown San Luis Obispo. 

Angel Russell

San Luis Obispo activist and organizer Tianna Arata did not enter a plea during her court appearance Thursday for the criminal charges she is facing, stemming from a July 21 protest that San Luis Obispo police say turned violent.

Hundreds gather for Free Tianna rally in Downtown SLO

Aug 25, 2020
photo by Angel Russell

Hundreds gathered Tuesday at the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse for a Free Tianna Arata rally. Across the street, a group of counter-protesters formed in support of District Attorney Dan Dow, and whatever charges he may decide to pursue against Arata.