Berkeley, CA - Around 300 people are involved in mass fighting after anarchists attacked pro-Trump demonstrators on Saturday afternoon.
Tax Day protests throughout the country have been mostly peaceful, with hippies demanding that President Trump show his tax returns.
A "Patriots Day" pro-America rally in Berkeley was very much not peaceful. Perhaps emboldened by law enforcement's failure to stop them in the past in Berkeley, anarchists showed up dressed in all black with their faces covered, and started attacking people in support of President Trump.
Explosives (believed to be M80s) were being thrown by anarchists as both sides threw bottles and other debris back and forth. A large number of people were visibly injured and bleeding. News helicopters captured video of large masses of anarchist surrounding and beating Trump supporters who got separated from the main group.
So far at least 4 people have been arrested out of the hundreds of people involved in the brawl. You can see video from the incident below:
Absolutely chaotic scenes in Berkeley where pro- & anti-Trump protesters are clashing. @BuzzFeedNews also on scene: https://t.co/GHfElQPq6U pic.twitter.com/XX5mR0s7LC
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 15, 2017
Antifa needs to be labeled as domestic terrorists. This hate group is getting out of control. Total chaos.#Berkeley pic.twitter.com/ne75geN3dM
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) April 15, 2017
Berkeley police have stopped intervening a while ago @EastBayExpress pic.twitter.com/kCHoi6hOKh
— Brian Krans (@citizenkrans) April 15, 2017
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