Pro-Trump Rally In Berkeley Turns Predictably Messy, 10 Arrested

There were punches thrown during the first melee, about 2 p.m., between a few dozen people.

Tahamas recalled the ground shaking beneath him amid the chaos, and so decided not to attend Saturday's pro-Trump rally.

American flags and Trump's signature red ball caps were on display, as speakers offered their takes on Trump controversies like immigration orders and Russian connections. He said he was there to support the right to peaceful protest, but was concerned about violence. "I promise you i will", he said.

Linda Guthrie, 53, had a small Trump doll she held to people's faces as if it were kissing them.

The pro-Trump demonstrators were quieter, holding up Trump signs as they milled about the steps, the video showed. At its height the crowd numbered about 250 people.

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The rally, one of several planned around the nation to express support for President Donald Trump and his policies, was organized by March 4 Trump, which bills itself as a grassroots organization.

Of the arrests, five were for battery, four for assault with a deadly weapon (including one person who had a dagger) and one for resisting arrest, according to Berkeley police. Police said they confiscated metal pipes, bats, 2x4s, pieces of wood and bricks. Blood was coming from his nose while a friend wiped it with a T-shirt.

At noon, another separate pro-Trump event - the "Spirit of America Rally" - was scheduled downtown, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South near the San Diego Convention Center.

At least seven people were injured and police made ten arrests. "Mr. Trump is a patriot".

"More chaos started happening, so I went up to the police and tried bringing them back, but they were just like 'we're not really going over there". The group By Any Means Necessary is planning a counter protest.

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Said Trump supporter David Tomes - who, bizarrely, is a 49-year-old yoga studio owner from Marin County and a Republican - "This is the most immature and disgusting display of human interaction".

"I don't believe one random guy crossing the border is a problem".

And it was happening just a month after another alt-right hero, Milo Yiannopoulos, was supposed to speak at the UC Berkeley campus, but was instead met with a night of violent disruption and protest. There were more than 200 people there. Several times, individuals from the opposing camps got into a slug fest, scuffling on the ground while the crowd looked on.

Also in attendance were some 100 counter-protesters, who quietly marched in from a nearby parking lot carrying a banner with the words 'No Hate in Our Town.' Some wore tape over their mouths.

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