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Left-winger who openly endorses violence arrested yet again — this time for rioting in Berkeley
Left-wing activist — and Berkeley, California, middle school teacher — Yvette Felarca was arrested Tuesday during a counterprotest against a conservative group in town. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Left-winger who openly endorses violence arrested yet again — this time for rioting in Berkeley

Remember her?

  • TheBlaze has previously written about Yvette Felarca, a well-known “anti-Trump fighter” and left-wing activist who openly endorses violence to “shut down” those she believes are “fascists.”
  • A member of leftist group By Any Means Necessary, Felarca also is a middle school teacher in Berkeley.
  • Felarca described violent protests at the University of California, Berkeley, in February as “stunningly successful” and called for more “militant" action.

Think she was done?

  • Nope. She was arrested in July on three felony charges — inciting a riot, participating in a riot and assault — after Sacramento authorities said she was caught on camera last year hitting a member of the Traditionalist Worker Party, which KTVU-TV called a “white nationalist group.”

Image source: YouTube screenshot

What's she charged with this time?

  • Felarca was being held on $20,000 bail on suspicion of three misdemeanors — rioting, obstruction and battery — after a Tuesday counterprotest against conservative activist group Patriot Prayer in Berkeley, Berkeleyside reported.

  • A peaceful, controlled dialogue had been taking place between Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and another individual when scuffles broke out, KPIX-TV reported.
  • As police led Felarca away in handcuffs, her protesting allies were chanting, “Let her go! Let her go!”
  • On Monday, KPIX interviewed Felarca, who said if Gibson is "trying to come here in order to terrorize people in this community, then definitely BAMN is calling for everyone who stands up against racism and misogyny and immigrant-bashing to come out and to protest and shut him down."

What is the school district saying?

  • The Berkeley Unified School District told Berkelyside regarding Felarca that it's “monitoring developments in this case. Should an occasion arise for the District to take action, we will respond in an appropriate manner, in keeping with federal law, the California Education Code and the BUSD collective bargaining agreement with our teachers.”
  • The district added Tuesday that Felarca is a part-time employee who “worked her normal hours today,” Berkeleyside reported.

(H/T: Campus Reform)

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

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Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News and has been writing for Blaze News since 2013. He has also been a newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and a book editor. He resides in New Jersey. You can reach him at durbanski@blazemedia.com.
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