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Protesters skate through downtown San Luis Obispo for Black Lives Matter movement

Posted at 4:22 AM, Sep 01, 2020

Skaters for Justice hosted its first Skate Against Hate event on Aug. 31.

According to their Instagram page, this event was dedicated to dropping the charges against protest organizer Tianna Arata and Elias Bautista, as well as supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

The group met at Mitchell Park, then went around Santa Rosa Street and Osos Street. After making a stop at the courthouse, they then returned to the park.

The Police said Arata is responsible for leading a Black Lives Matter protest on July 21 that blocked Highway 101 and resulted in acts of vandalism at the hands of protesters. This was when both Arata and Bautista were arrested.

Arata is scheduled to appear in the San Luis Obispo County Court on Sept. 3.