A community activist accused of punching a Houston police horse last week during an anti-Donald Trump protest was taken into custody Monday after a Houston judge raised her bail, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Shere Dore, 40, a vocal Black Lives Matter supporter, was escorted to a holding cell after state District Judge Jim Wallace raised her bail from $2,000 to $5,000. Dore had been out on bond after being jailed Thursday for interference with a police service animal.

In court, prosecutors said Dore was with a group of protesters marching toward Houston's City Hall when they were confronted by mounted officers. The demonstrators were in the street, not on the sidewalk, which is a violation of municipal code, prosecutors said.

A mounted Houston PD officer on a police horse named Astro apparently warned Dore to get on the sidewalk before using the horse to push her back.

"As he pushed her with the horse, defendant Dore struck the police horse in the shoulder with a closed fist," prosecutor Gavin Ellis said in court.

Dore face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the third degree felony, said Jolanda Jones, an attorney for a fellow protester.

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