|RT | Apr 15, 2017|
Clashes broke out between hundreds of protesters and counter-protesters at rallies in Berkley, California, as supporters and opponents of US President Donald Trump squared off at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.
At least 200 people gathered at the park where supporters of President Trump were holding a “Patriots Day” rally, US media report.The Patriot’s Day rally was organized by a pro-Trump group, the Liberty Revival Alliance.
Among those taking part in the counter-demonstration were black-clad Antifa activists, while on the pro-Trump side were members of the Oath Keepers militia from Montana, as well as a group of bikers.
Street fights everywhere in Berkeley. This is so nuts. pic.twitter.com/SZoc0MdxyE— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017
JUST IN: Violent demonstrations are underway as two political rallies clash in Berkeley, Calif. https://t.co/OwTLeogqRppic.twitter.com/fxonQ5ToFG— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 15, 2017
Eleven people were injured, Berkeley police said, adding that one person was stabbed amid the clashes. Police also arrested at least 21 people.
Several people have been injured, Berkeley Police spokesman Byron White told CNN.
At least one man was seen with a bloody face after coming face-to-face with Antifa activists.
Several officers were also reportedly assaulted and Berkeley police had to call for backup after being pelted with stones and bottles.
It's going down in the pro-Trump rally in Berkeley. Bottles, m-80s, etc. pic.twitter.com/tgOxbIknPJ— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017
Feels like a war zone at this Berkeley alt-right rally. pic.twitter.com/MvKdm3f7RT— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017
Skirmishes between alt-right and antifa continue at Berkeley. pic.twitter.com/m5oVB87zQB— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017
|Comment: One can sense where all this is leading, a divide and conquer strategy is fully implemented and offers up the excuse to begin a soft martial law to remove any remaining constitutional rights from all citizens. Obviously, these events are staged and serve this purpose.|