Fil-Am Teacher Faces Charges For Punching White Supremacist

You don't mess with Yvette Felarca.

Fil-Am teacher Yvette Felarca, founding member of activist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), was recently arraigned in court for punching a neo-Nazi, among other actions. Felarca teaches at the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California.


"The 47-year-old Felarca is currently being charged with felony assault and two misdemeanor counts of inciting violence and participating in a riot for her role in an anti-fascist demonstration in Sacramento last year," reported Bustle.

GMA News recalled: "On June 26, 2016, BAMN had held a counter-protest against the Traditionalist Worker Party, which California TV station ABC10 describes as 'a front for neo-Nazi sympathizers.'"

Felarca had allegedly ended up confronting a white supremacist and punching him in the chest multiple times.

In her interview with The Guardian last month, Felarca said, "The charges are obviously politically motivated. It is clearly a witch-hunt."

She added, "One of the reasons I was arrested was to try to demoralize and scare me and other people from continuing to oppose Trump and his neo-Nazi supporters. I'm certainly not going to stop organizing and speaking out."


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