Hispanic Anti-Trump protester charged with Battery

charged with battery

(NSN) A 20-year-old Hispanic woman accused of punching a man in the face and slapping another while protesting against a pro-Trump rally has been charged with battery.

The Orange County district attorney’s office Thursday filed two misdemeanor charges against Jessica Aguilar of Sacramento. Each count carries up to a one-year jail sentence according to prosecutors.

Authorities say Aguilar was involved in the violence that broke out in March during a “Make America Great” rally that involved about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach, California.

The district attorney’s office rejected four other requests for charges against people who attended the gathering because prosecutors didn’t think they could prove beyond a reasonable doubt who started the altercations, according to a news release.

In 2014 Aguilar penned a letter to Congresswoman Doris Matsui, criticizing American Immigration policies.

At one point, her letter suggests that the past policies have favored whites. Also making the statement that “Citizenship is just offensive towards immigrants.”

ironically, she states in her letter that illegal immigrants could face “possibly a year in prison”, the same amount of time prosecutors are seeking if Aguilar is convicted.

Aguilar is set to be arraigned on June 20.

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