Berkeley student sues local Antifa leader for damages from frivolous litigation
UC Berkeley isn’t a very welcoming place for conservative students. The “birthplace of the free speech movement” has been ground zero for the attacks on conservative speech on college campuses.The name of her group appears to support the contentions of the student's lawsuit. Antifa is a liberal fascist organization that seeks to suppress the free speech rights of anyone who disagrees with its radical agenda.
One conservative has had enough and has filed a lawsuit against a leader in the Antifa movement. Berkeley College Republicans’ former president Troy Worden is seeking $100,000 in damages from Yvette Felarca, an organizer for national activist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN).
Worden claims that Felarca filed a “frivolous” restraining order against him which interfered with both his 1st and 2nd Amendment rights. This also made it difficult for the College Republican to walk through campus or attend his classes.
Felarca filed the restraining order for stalking and intimidation against Worden on September 7. It was dismissed on October 26th. That’s a significant amount of time for Worden to be painted with Felarca’s accusations. Worden’s attorney Mark Meuser alleges the Antifa leader, who is also a middle school teacher, made false claims against the college student in order to file the restraining order.
As John previously wrote, the middle school teacher has already run into trouble with the law over her actions. Felarca was arrested earlier this fall for battery and resisting arrest for confronting members of Patriot Prayer. She also was arrested in June 2016 for felony assault and inciting a riot after being caught on film punching a man.