A Sacramento woman who slapped a man at a Southern California “Make America Great Again” rally in support of President Donald Trump in 2017 was convicted in the attack, Orange County District Attorney’s officials said Thursday.
Jessica Aguilar, 23, a counterprotester at the March 2017 rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, was convicted Wednesday of a single count of misdemeanor battery in Orange County Superior Court.
Aguilar was immediately sentenced to serve in a 10-day Caltrans work program and 20 days in jail. If Aguilar completes the program, a judge will drop the jail sentence, DA’s officials said.
The March 2017 rally, billed a “MAGA March” drew about 2,000 people and soon became violent punctuated by a half-hour-long brawl between marchers and counterprotesters who tried to block the march on the state beach, the Orange County Register reported at the time.