BAMN Antifa Leader Yvette Felarca Arrested at Berkeley Again

BAMN Antifa Leader Yvette Felarca Arrested at Berkeley Again

This woman is a teacher, in the Berkeley area. An Antifa leader. who started a violent group called B.A.M.N. (By any Means Necessary)

Several Arrested After Scuffles At Berkeley Patriot Prayer Rally

An East Bay activist was one of at least three people arrested Tuesday afternoon at a rally and march by the conservative group Patriot Prayer at the University of California at Berkeley campus.The group began to gather at Sproul Plaza around 2 p.m. and the person was taken into custody on Shattuck Avenue after a scuffle with counter-protesters.

Rally organizer Joey Gibson said in a video posted to Facebook on Monday that the group planned to march from Sproul Plaza to an unidentified location where participants will give speeches.

At first, police in riot gear outnumbered the people who showed up. Even more unusual was the planned sit down talk in the so called empathy tent between opposing sides.

For the most part that was what happened as Gibson spoke with an opposing activist:  a controlled dialogue

But it was the unruly crowd shouting outside the tent that kept things tense.

Berkeley police said about 100 people were marching south on Telegraph Avenue and then were heading east on Channing Way as of about 2:30 p.m. The group then went to People’s Park near Dwight Way and Hillegass Avenue.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Berkeley police confirmed that the woman arrested was Bay Area activist and Oakland resident Yvette Felarca.

Felarca was arrested near Telegraph Ave and Channing Way for battery and resisting arrest.

KPIX 5 cameras were there as she was taken into custody. While police led her away with her hands behind her back, other protesters could be heard chanting “Let her go! Let her go!”

Scuffles break out during far right march at Berkeley

Gibson and at least 50 supporters of President Trump met at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza along with curious students going about their day and a heavy contingent of reporters, videographers and photographers. A few counter-protesters from the the liberal group By Any Means Necessary confronted and shouted at the Trump supporters. Scuffles broke out.

At least three people were arrested as the crowd marched from the campus to People’s Park. Among them was Yvette Felarca, an organizer with By Any Means Necessary.

Trump supporters cheered at the arrests and continued to People’s Park, where Gibson climbed onto a wooden stage and spoke to the crowd without interruption.

 He declared that he and his group, Patriot Prayer, would keep returning to Berkeley until they “respect free speech.”
Several Arrested After Scuffles At Berkeley Patriot Prayer Rally
Shortly before 3 p.m., Berkeley police confirmed that the woman arrested was Bay Area activist and Oakland resident Yvette Felarca.
Felarca, who works as a teacher in Berkeley, gained notoriety when she was arrested after being caught on video punching a neo-Nazi demonstrator during a July 2016 protest in Sacramento.
Felarca was arrested near Telegraph Ave and Channing Way for battery and resisting arrest.

Four arrested at UC Berkeley protests over ‘Patriot Prayer’ appearance

There were some tense moments in Berkeley Tuesday and at least four arrests when right-wing leader Joey Gibson showed up on the Cal campus. Three people are facing charges.

Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson entered an “empathy tent” at Berkeley and was immediately confronted by counterprotesters.


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If it wasn’t for all these cops protecting him, he would have been dealt with, by this crowd!

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 members of the Traditional Worker’s Party. At least 10 people suffered stab wounds and lacerations in the melee.

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.”

Berkeley teacher’s arraignment on riot charges set

SACRAMENTO — The arraignment of a Berkeley teacher on charges stemming from a riot outside the state Capitol last year has been set for Aug. 10, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Yvette Felarca, 47, faces charges of inciting and participating in a riot and assault likely to cause great bodily injury, the office announced last week. Felarca, who teaches at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. in Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 63, located at the Main Jail, 651 I Street, according to a press release.

Felarca is a political organizer for the anti-racist advocacy group BAMN — the initials stand for “By Any Means Necessary.”

Berkeley Unified School District placed Yvette Felarca, a Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School teacher, on administrative leave Wednesday, following community criticism after a video showed she physically attacked a self-proclaimed white nationalist during a protest in Sacramento, California on June 26.

The Berkeley school district is currently conducting an investigation into concerns that were raised surrounding Felarca, according to school district spokesperson Charles Burress. Burress declined to comment further on the situation.

Felarca has personally filed a state and federal lawsuit against the school district, and the teacher’s union has also filed a grievance with the district on Felarca’s behalf. The administrative leave was put in place about three weeks after classes began Aug. 30.

Yvette Felarca to return to Berkeley classroom today

Six weeks after the Berkeley Unified School District placed Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School teacher Yvette Felarca on administrative leave “pending an investigation into concerns that have been raised,” the teacher will be returning to her classroom.

BUSD Spokesman Charles Burress confirmed Tuesday that Felarca would be back teaching on Wednesday, Nov. 2. He would not say who reached that decision or why, citing “personnel issues.”

“I’m back to work tomorrow!” Felarca posted Tuesday on her Facebook page. “Thank you, everyone and congratulations to all — this victory belongs to all of us!”

Felarca said in an email that her restitution came after a Tuesday meeting between Shanta Driver, her attorney from the group BAMN (By Any Means Necessary), Cathy Campbell, the president of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, Superintendent Donald Evans and other members of the administration.

Idled teacher sues Berkeley school district

A teacher who was put on administrative leave three months after she was filmed hitting a man while protesting against a white supremacist rally is suing the Berkeley school district in federal court, alleging defamation and violation of her civil rights. Yvette Felarca, a teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, also is a political organizer for the anti-racist advocacy group BAMN — the initials stand for “By Any Means Necessary.”



Teacher Yvette Felarca speaks at an Oct. 5 rally in Berkeley supporting her reinstatement. (Tom Lochner/Bay Area News Group)








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