Yvette Felarca, leader of the Antifa organization BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) has been arrested for inciting a riot. The charge stems from an incident in Sacramento last year.
Berkeley teacher Yvette Felarca arrested on charges of inciting a riot
Yvette Felarca, the controversial Berkeley middle school teacher who frequently marches and protests against groups she considers to be fascistic, was arrested Tuesday night in connection with a violent neo-Nazi rally in Sacramento in June 2016.
Police took Felarca, 47, into custody in Southern California on charges of assault by means of force likely to inflict great bodily injury, a felony, and participating in a riot, and inciting a riot, both misdemeanors, according to information provided by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office.
Felarca was captured on video hitting a member of the Traditionalist Worker’s Party, a white nationalist group that had taken out permits for a rally on the west steps of the state capitol. Felarca, a member of the group By Any Means Necessary, and other counter-protesters blocked the rally by chasing and hitting and even stabbing members of the Traditional Worker’s Party.
Felarca was filmed calling a man a Nazi, and punching him in the stomach repeatedly while shouting for him to “get the fuck off our streets.”
The Daily Californian has more:
BUSD teacher, activist Yvette Felarca arrested Tuesday
Berkeley Unified School District teacher and activist Yvette Felarca was arrested Tuesday for her involvement in a faceoff between white nationalist groups and counter-protesters last June in Sacramento.
She was arrested on charges of assault by means of force likely to inflict great bodily injury, participating in a riot and inciting a riot, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.
Felarca denies the charges, according to this Associated Press report in the Washington Post:
Counter-protest leader denies assaults in California melee
The attorney for a prominent San Francisco Bay Area anti-fascist leader is denying that her client committed assault or incited a riot that led to more than a dozen injuries at California’s state Capitol last year.
Attorney Shanta Driver said Thursday that charges against 47-year-old Yvonne Felarca are politically motivated by her outspoken opposition to President Donald Trump.
Felarca is a spokeswoman for the group By Any Means Necessary. Driver is the group’s national director.
Felarca, who commonly calls herself Yvette, is one of four people facing Sacramento County charges from the brawl between white nationalist groups and counter-protesters.
She can be seen pretty clearly punching a man repeatedly in this video of the incident:
Felarca was also directly involved with the violent mob which shut down a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley in February. She defended her actions on the Tucker Carlson show, which we covered in an earlier post:
She also appeared on KTVU News where she encouraged more “militant” protests from the left:
Will the media ask any prominent Democrats to comment on this? Just kidding.
Hat tip to John Sexton of Hot Air.
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