SANTA ANA, Calif. — A woman accused of punching a man in the face and slapping another while protesting against a pro-Trump march in California has been charged with battery.
Orange County prosecutors say 20-year-old Jessica Aguilar of Sacramento, California, was charged Thursday with two misdemeanor counts. Each count carries up to a one-year jail sentence.
Aguilar’s not in custody, and it’s unclear whether she has an attorney.
Prosecutors say Aguilar was involved in violence that broke out in March during a “Make America Great” march involving about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
Authorities say other protesters doused marchers with pepper spray.
One anti-Trump protester was kicked and punched. Four other people were arrested. But prosecutors didn’t file charges, saying in those cases, it’s unclear who instigated the fighting.