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Protester, 23, avoids jail for slapping MAGA supporter at Orange County Trump rally

Anti-Trump protester, 23, is sentenced to 20 days for slapping a MAGA supporter twice at Orange County rally in 2017 – but will avoid jail if she does community service

  • Jessica Aguilar, 23, was found guilty of one misdemeanor count of battery for slapping the man twice at a 2017 rally at the Bolsa Chica State Beach 
  • Aguilar was sentenced to jail, three day’s probation and 10 days community service at the California Department of Transportation
  • If Aguilar completes the work with CalTrans, she can avoid time behind bars
  • Roughly 2,000 MAGA supporters held a rally on the beach while just a few dozens protesters came to demonstrate against the crowd
  • Trump supporters allegedly attacked two photographers and a reporter

Jessica Aguilar, 23, was found guilty of one misdemeanor count of battery for slapping the man twice at a March 25 rally at the Bolsa Chica State Beach

An anti-Trump demonstrator was sentenced to 20 days in jail for smacking a MAGA supporter during a rally in California in 2017. 

Jessica Aguilar, 23, was found guilty of one misdemeanor count of battery for slapping the man twice at a March 25 rally at the Bolsa Chica State Beach. 

The attack is said to have been captured on video, according to a release from the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Aguilar slapped the man twice.

Aguilar was sentenced to the jail stint, three day’s probation and 10 days community service at the California Department of Transport. If Aguilar completes the work with CalTrans, she does not have to do the time behind bars.

CalTrans ‘manages more than 50,000 miles of California’s highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies,’ according to their website. 

 

Roughly 2,000 MAGA supporters held a rally on the beach while just a few dozens protesters came to demonstrate against the crowd

Roughly 2,000 MAGA supporters held a rally on the beach while just a few dozens protesters came to demonstrate against the crowd

Aguilar’s attack was deemed a part of the ‘random acts of violence’ that have erupted across the country since the 2016 election, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer declared. 

‘It is important to remember that right to protest is afforded to everyone; no one has the right to commit an act of violence against someone because they don’t agree with their views,’ Spitzer added. ‘If someone chooses to commit violence, they will be prosecuted.’ 

The release from the DA’s office said that there have also been an increase in ‘professional protesters’ travelling the country to incite violence by baiting demonstrators into attacking them. 

Multiple fights broke out during the rally and four charges brought up against Aguilar were dropped because it was unknown who actually assaulted who first

Multiple fights broke out during the rally and four charges brought up against Aguilar were dropped because it was unknown who actually assaulted who first

Trump supporters allegedly attacked two photographers and a reporter from OC Weekly

Trump supporters allegedly attacked two photographers and a reporter from OC Weekly

The officer added: ‘Violence, regardless of whether it was instigated, will be prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.’

According to the Los Angeles Times, roughly 2,000 MAGA supporters held a rally on the beach while just a few dozens protesters came to demonstrate against the crowd. 

Multiple fights broke out during the rally and four charges brought up against Aguilar were dropped because it was unknown who actually assaulted who first. 

Trump supporters allegedly attacked two photographers and a reporter from OC Weekly.   



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