Police say 13 arrested after peaceful protest turns violent
Raw footage by Thomas K. Pendergast. Edited by Jesse Garnier.
This video was first posted August 28, 2017 on SFBay.ca, an Internet news service of the San Francisco Bay Area.
BERKELEY, Calif. -- After the "No to Marxism in America" rally was called off by right-wing organizer Amber
Cummings, about 2,000 people showed up at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on Sunday to replace it
with a "Rally Against Hate" demonstration. The gathering was mostly peaceful, with some sporadic and brief
incidences of violence between the few right-wing protesters who did show up and brawl with the black-clad
Antifa counter demonstrators.
At one point several of the Antifa contingent beat a photographer and attempted to steal his camera, before
Berkeley Police interrupted, removed him from the area and led him away, still staggering from his beating
and clutching his camera to his body.
The Associated Press reported that at least five individuals were attacked, and police told the Washington
Post that 13 were arrested on charges that included assault with a deadly weapon and obstructing police.