10 p.m. UPDATE: After More Than 100 Warrants, Only 4 Arrests So Far In 2016 Capitol Brawl

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Berkeley teacher has been arrested for her role in a confrontation between neo-Nazis and counter protesters at the Capitol last June.

Yvonne Felarca was arrested on Tuesday night on charges of assault by means of force likely to inflict great bodily injury, participating in a riot and inciting a riot.

She is due in court on Friday.


The charges stem from a rally held by a white supremacist group at the state Capitol on June 26, 2016. Counterprotesters, including Felarca, also arrived to stop the protest.

Felarca, a member of the activist group By Any Means Necessary, attended Sunday’s protest against white supremacists gathering outside the California state Capitol building and gave television interviews after the clash.

In the days following the riot, there were calls to the school for her to be fired, including reports of an email sent to the principal at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School threatening to harm students if teacher Yvette Felarca is not fired.

Also arrested was Michael Williams on assault with a deadly weapon and participating in a riot charges. His affiliation in the brawl is not clear. He is also due in court on Friday.

The CHP sought warrants for 101 people in all, but most had their faces covered and were not able to be identified.

A total of four people have been arrested. On Monday, two people were arrested, including William Planer, who prosecutors say was supporting the Traditionalist Worker Party, and Porfirio Paz, a counter-protester.

Planer also faces misdemeanor charges for placing a sticker that read “FIGHT TERROR, NUKE ISRAEL” on a Colorado synagogue.

Comments (32)
  1. They failed to name the name of the so-called ‘white supremacist’ group…why? The media has been known to tag a group or persons with the tag of ‘white supremacist’ that are not, but the media does it to discredit the group.

  2. Calling white people “Neo Nazis, and White Supremacists,” is what cost you Democrats the election, and why no one takes the “news ,”media seriously anymore. You are fake news.

  3. Looks like the press is having to choke on the truth and still try to slander as much as possible. Gotta love it when liberals get arrested for being punks!

  4. Aaron Bate says:

    Nice job CBS
    13 supporting a BAMN, a Domestic Terrorist Group!

  5. Anyonewho refuses to kowtow to the Marxists are ‘white supremacist’

  6. Notice how these “nazi’s” are the ones causing all the trouble and NOT the Conservatives OR Republicans? or Trump supporters?

  7. So, if another group comes along whose beliefs Ms. Felarca doesn’t agree with, is she going to shut them down as well? Isn’t that the definition of fascism? a.k.a. Antifa, BLM, etc.
    Fascism – a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

  8. fincenmib says:

    Felarca calls it a WITCH Hunt, but if she quacks like a duck, she is likely a DUCK (Witch).

    She will likely take a plea, though now she says she won’t! In DISCOVERY the prosecution will ask for and use her donor or sponsors list and I think the unions that support her financially will pressure her in to taking the plea, to keep their involvement out of the court record and the press. I hope she fights it, I have that list and it needs exposing. Hundreds of riots and Trump protest and BAMN is funded. Yvette gets money to organize and YES she recruited juveniles from High Schools. Her advise to bring weapons and cover your face! We really need to expose the DONORS!!!!!!!!

  9. Larry Wilson says:

    Anyone they disagree with are call neo-nazi and white supremist? So what must the other be called. Anti-free speech and black supremacist? Curious!!

  10. biff says:

    Well now it’s 2020, & of course this filth is more rampant than ever. Every group just right of center is branded racist, & every left-wing loon is hailed as an “activist”.

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