Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pro Trump Marchers Attacked In California

For the second time in a month, Berkeley was the scene of violent demonstrations as supporters of President Trump clashed with counter-protesters Saturday on the streets of the city.

At least 10 people were arrested and seven others were injured as a series of disturbances marred what was supposed to be a pro-Trump rally in the famously liberal community.

The unrest underscores the heightened political tensions that have taken hold since Trump took office in January.

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Last month a scheduled appearance by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled amid a violent protest on the UC Berkeley campus. That sparked a national debate - in which Trump himself took part - about the line between the right to demonstrate and protecting free speech that some find objectionable.

Saturday's "March 4 Trump" rally, one of several held across the country, began at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park about 2 p.m.

The Trump supporters marched several blocks but were met by a group of counter-demonstrators, and fights began breaking out, according to Matthai Chakko, a spokesman for the city of Berkeley.

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