A Philadelphia Antifa woman has reportedly been arrested and accused of using a flagpole fitted with a nail to stab a state police horse during Saturday’s March Against Sharia in Washington.
According to Penn Live, 23-year-old Lisa Joy Simon was allegedly one of several protesters who brought weapons to the event.
The outlet states, “police accuse Simon of hitting the horse in the side of the neck while obstructing troopers from performing their duties to move the crowd onto the sidewalk.”
The Associated Press reports that Simon – although “she” is unnamed and (understandably) misgendered as a “he” in the AP report – came from the counter-demonstration area, as did the sole other person arrested at the Washington March Against Sharia.
According to Philly Voice, Simon has been charged with:
- Aggravated assault to police
- Taunting police animals
- Prohibited offensive weapons
- Obstruction to law enforcement function
- Resisting arrest
- Disorderly conduct
The outlet states that she is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 6.
Simon was not the only Antifa member who got aggressive at a March Against Sharia last weekend.
Conservative journalist Lauren Southern wound up being sprayed with animal pee while attempting to interview someone at a march elsewhere in the country.
As reported previously, while ACT for America – the group behind the March Against Sharia movement – described its efforts last weekend as an attempt to protect America from Islamic law, many liberals and far-left anarchists like Antifa have characterized the marches as a fascist attempt to demonize Muslims.
Pro-Sharia activist Linda Sarsour was among that crowd.