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."