Yvette Felarca was interviewed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson over her radical views and support for violent protests that silenced Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Felarca is an "antifascist" activist and public school teacher in California. Anyone she deems a “fascist,” she said, must be silenced by “any means necessary.”
Felarca openly advocates for silencing anyone she deems is a “fascist”. Carlson showed a clip of news footage that captured Felarca in the act of physically assaulting a peaceful protester who allegedly used fascist language. Carlson asked her to define just who is a fascist. She answered, "A fascist is someone who's organizing a mass movement that's attacking women, immigrants, black people, other minority groups in a movement of genocide," she answered. "That's what a fascist is."
Carlson asked, "So, it's someone who is committing violence?" Felarca responded, "It is someone who is committing violence and someone who is trying to organize other people to commit violence." Teacher Felarca said, "And Milo Yiannopoulos is a fascist."
Yiannopoulos has been feted on campuses by libertarians and conservatives on campuses across the country for his views in favor of Donald Trump who, he asserts, has proved to be a better friend to LGBTQ Americans than leftists and Democrats. He has been met with violent protests on several campuses but has not been accused of any violence himself.
"So he's committed acts of violence against the protected groups you mentioned?" questioned Carlson.
"Well, what he's doing is he's trying to be the youth face and the token that other people who are organizing violence tried to hide behind," Felarca said, "And so at all of his talks all over the country, what Yiannopoulos has done is whip up a whole lynch mob mentality, where people who come to see him or his supporters not only agree with his views but also attack other people. And that was certainly true in Washington State when one of his supporters came and actually shot an anti-fascist protester. But in Berkeley, we made sure that didn't happen because we’re able to shut it down."
Felarca said so-called "fascists" should be silenced "by any means necessary." The advocacy group that she leads is known as "BAMN," an acronym for their violent ideology. When Carlson asked to “what extent” she is willing to go to silence so-called “fascists,” Felarca said, "I would call for people to counter-protest, to stand up and to shut down any attempts for fascists to recruit and organize. When Carlson asked, "What do you mean by 'shut down'?" Felarca retorted, "What if I want to keep talking? What if I'm saying something you find appalling, but I've got a First Amendment right. I'm an American. What would you do?"
Felarca did not answer Carlson’s question directly, but instead spoke about Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senate parliamentary rules.
During the disturbances last month on the campus of UC-Berkeley, rioters clashed with police, committing acts of arson, and severely beating a man who had worn pro-Trump clothing.