Video by Thomas K. Pendergast. Edited by Jesse Garnier.
(Originally posted on March 4, 2017, at SFBay, a news website for the San Francisco Bay Area.)
Police said 10 people were arrested and seven suffered injuries at a “March 4 Trump” rally Saturday afternoon in downtown Berkeley.
Keith Burbank of Bay City News reported that Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters began gathering about noon at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Confrontations erupted into fistfights and melees, with protesters on both sides masking their faces while carrying weapons, spears and shields.
Five people were arrested on suspicion of battery, four on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and one on suspicion of resisting arrest, according to police.
One person was allegedly carrying a dagger and police confiscated metal pipes, bats, two-by-fours, and bricks.
The seven people with injuries declined to be taken to a hospital.