A California judge declined to drop felony charges against a middle school teacher-turned-Antifa leader and two other Antifa members despite lawyers claiming the charges were part of a “witch hunt” against the educator, Fox News reports.
Yvette Felarca, 47, the leader and spokesperson for the anti-fascist group By Any Means Necessary and a middle school teacher in Berkeley, was accused of inciting and participating in a riot in 2016 between white nationalist groups and counter-protesters.
The skirmish broke out at the state Capitol in June 2016 when more than 300 counter-protesters confronted about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party, which has been called a white nationalist group.
The assault charge was filed after a video captured her hitting Nigel Walker, a member of the Traditionalist Worker Party, and calling a man a Nazi before repeatedly punching him in the stomach while shouting “get the f— off our streets,” the Daily Californian reported.
Charges against Felarca include a felony charge of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and two misdemeanor charges of rioting and inciting a riot.
The prosecutor argued that there was no basis to dismiss these charges, saying that the fact that others had not been charged with crimes did not exempt Felarca from prosecution.
Felarca, whose name in public records appears as Yvonne Capistrano Felarca, was taken into custody in July 2017 on the charges stemming from the violent brawl. Felarca was also injured in the melee after being stabbed and requiring stitches.
A judge declined to drop felony charges against Yvette Felarca, a middle school teacher-turned Antifa leader. (Berkeley Police)
Throw her anti American ass in a cage for life. Filthy scumbag.