Riddhi Patel was taken into custody by the police following her impassioned speech at the Bakersfield City Council meeting, where she made death threats towards the officials. She has been charged with threatening state officials and making terroristic threats, as reported by KGET.com. Patel’s disruptive behavior is part of a pattern of disturbances at city council meetings. In a video shared on Libs of TikTok’s X account on Friday, Patel can be heard expressing her wish to see a guillotine used on the council members.

“You guys are all horrible human beings and Jesus probably would have killed you himself,” Patel said during her remarks. “The thing is, though, it’s very clear to me as someone who has been organizing for the past couple of years, that none of you care, you guys don’t care, about anything happening in Palestine or any other country where oppression occurs because you don’t care about the oppression occurring here.”


Israel initiated military actions following the seizure of over 200 hostages by the extremist Islamic terrorist organization Hamas during a fatal terrorist assault across various areas in southern Israel on October 7, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,200 individuals. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel promised that the repercussions of Israel’s retaliation would be felt for years to come.

“The thing is, 2,300 people being evicted in the last year, those are votes,” Patel added. “And you guys, those are votes to win in Bakersfield. And while you guys parade Ghandi around, there’s a Hindu holiday… that starts off this week, and I remind you these holidays that we practice, that other people in the global South practice, believe in violent revolution against their oppressors, and I hope one day someone brings a guillotine and kills all of you motherfuckers.”

Patel is being held on $1 million bail, KGET reported.