The full name of Felarca’s group is The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary — but it is usually shortened to By Any Means Necessary (BAMN).She openly admits BAMN planned on attacking people at the rally. This was a planned and organized violation of free speech rights.
The group and Felarca herself have a history of gain engaging in violent protest.
In 2012, Felarca was described as a “Northern California Coordinator of BAMN and a middle school teacher in Berkeley.” She was an activist in the Occupy movement and in Black Lives Matter-connected protests at the University of California at Berkeley, where she told the New York Times she thought “militant” actions were appropriate:
It would be interesting if the Ford Foundation funded an organization dedication to the violation of fundamental civil rights. The Ford Foundation has just about enough money to pay for the wall.