The leader of a prominent California Antifa organization was arrested on Tuesday for her role in the chaos that erupted during a pro-Trump demonstration in Berkeley, California earlier this year; facing charges of battery and resisting arrest during the riots.
Yvette Felarca, the 47-year-old leader of the far-left radical group “By Any Means Necessary” (BAMN), was arrested along with two other people for the violence that broke-out between Antifa organizations and Donald Trump supporters during a “Patriot Prayer” march in July.
According to local San Francisco news, Felarca was arrested while protesting another rally organized by the Patriot Prayer group in Berkeley. A news crew on the scene was able to capture the moment on camera, showing the left-wing radical being taken into custody as other Antifa members chanted “Let her go! Let her go!”
Antifa, or Anti-Fascist organizations, made national headlines earlier this year after violence broke out at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving one person dead and dozens injured. President Trump called-out the radical left-wing organization while commenting on the chaos, pointing out there was “violence on both sides.”
“I think especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what’s going on there… You have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also,” said the President earlier this month. “I said, ‘You’ve got some very bad people on the other side also,’ which is true.”
Watch the Antifa leader’s arrest above.