21 arrested as hundreds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash at Berkeley rally

Remember this comes from the liberal L.A. Times.

 

It’s not fake news, it happened, but others saw it differently.

As the story unfolds, the accounts vary completely.

The police didn’t get involved allegedly they chose to stand down and stay in their vehicles.

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Let’s finally get with the program and call the place what it has always been, “Berserkely!

 

So much for “Protect and Serve.”

 

 The Police were ordered to stand down.

 

 

Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer saw two officers in a patrol car, not engaged in protecting citizens from violence. (Source)

“Hey, how come you guys are hanging back?” he asked an officer standing in an open door of the car and another sat in the back seat.

“That would be a question for the chief of police,” an officer sitting in the driver’s seat responded.

“You want a public statement, right?” the standing officer asked the reporter.

“I would refer you to our public information officer.”

“Do they told you to hang back?” Bauer said.

“As I said, I refer you to our public information officer,” the cop responded.

“I’ve been watching all day people get beat up pretty bad and I haven’t seen you guys around much,” Bauer said.

“Okay, and?” the officer responded.

 

Paige St. John
Contact Reporter
April 16, 2017

Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed Saturday at a “Patriots Day” rally in Berkeley, the third time the groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months.

 

Fistfights broke out near Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, where Trump supporters had scheduled a rally. Fireworks and smoke bombs were thrown into the crowd, and a few demonstrators were doused with pepper spray.

Both groups threw rocks and sticks at each other and used a large trash bin as a battering ram as the crowd moved around the perimeter of the park. One bank boarded up its ATMs before the rally as a precaution.

About 250 police officers were deployed to the scene by mid-afternoon after officials sought assistance from the neighboring Oakland Police Department.

Twenty-one people were arrested, including some on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Officer Byron White of the Berkeley Police Department.

Eleven people were injured with at least six taken to a hospital for treatment, including one stabbing victim

Police confiscated knives, stun guns and poles, White said.

See how President Ronald Reagan handled the Berkley riots as President.

 

 

 

At least 21 people were arrested and several taken to the hospital as Trump supporters and protesters clashed during a pro-Trump rally in Berkeley.

Stewart Rhodes, a founder, of the citizen militia group known as the Oath Keepers, said he came from Montana with about 50 others to protect Trump supporters.

They were joined by bikers and others who vowed to fight members of an anti-fascist group if they crossed police barricades.

“I don’t mind hitting” the counter-demonstrators, Rhodes said. “In fact, I would kind of enjoy it.”

 

See the entire article below.

 

But Rhodes credited Berkeley police for new tactics that mostly kept the two sides apart and “our side chilled and relaxed,” though sporadic fights broke out among both groups throughout the morning and afternoon.

“It’s getting sporty,” said Oath Keeper John Karriman, 59, who is from Missouri and was among the group’s security leaders.

AJ Alegria, 31, of Sacramento, said he also came to Berkeley to help defend Trump supporters.

He said he pursued a counter-demonstrator down a side street and found himself surrounded by a dozen protesters in black masks who he said attacked him with sticks and pepper spray.

“These people create violence all the time… somebody has to stand up to them,” said Alegria, who was injured in the fight. He was treated by Trump supporters who bandaged his head, washed off the pepper spray and gave him encouragement, saying, “You’ve earned your stripes, bro.”

Alegria wasn’t the only one injured.

“Stand up, America! Stand up!” shouted a Trump supporter in the middle of Center Street with a bandage on his head and streaks of blood on a sign that read “Stop Liberal Intolerance.”

Brenna Lundy, 28, said she drove from San Francisco to attend what she thought was an organizing event against the alt-right. As the violence unfolded, she stayed and attempted to talk to some of the people shouting insults at her.

“So I genuinely wanted to talk. I am trying to talk to you,” Lundy said to a woman screaming at her that “Obama hates blacks.”

Another woman from the pro-Trump side came up to Lundy and, putting a hand to her ear, said, “Ask her why she hates white people.”

Lundy looked confused. She gave up and turned away.

“This is more of a riot,” she said.

Meanwhile, giving a speech at a well-secured end of the park, alt-right blogger Lauren Southern railed against societal change, Kim Kardashian and the media.

She called on members of her movement to “realize Trump is only a foot in the door.”

“We must become like them: subversive,” she said of her opponents.

The rally, one of many held across the country, was sponsored by the pro-Trump group Liberty Revival Alliance. A regularly scheduled farmer’s market, which is usually held adjacent to the park, was canceled as a precaution.

A single vendor showed up Saturday to sell organic produce. “Rain or shine or fascism, we will be here,” said a young woman operating the cash register.

Berkeley Police Sgt. Andrew Frankel told CBS 5 that police would have extra patrols on duty in case things get out of hand. “We’ve staffed accordingly and are preparing for a number of different contingencies,” he said.

About two dozen police officers showed up at the park early Saturday and set up a narrow entrance to control access. Those entering the park were prohibited from bringing the following items: metal pipes, baseball bats, poles, bricks, Mace, knives, rocks, glass bottles, eggs and Tasers.

Dave Gottfried, 58, a self-employed Berkeley artist, passed “empathy kisses,” chocolate candy, out to both sides. He had hoped to “show empathy is the beginning of understanding.”

“I feel we are going down the rabbit hole,” he said.

Last month, 10 people were arrested and seven others injured at what was supposed to be a pro-Trump rally in the famously liberal community. In February, a scheduled appearance by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled amid a violent protest at UC Berkeley.

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

Meanwhile, several thousand anti-Trump protesters marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to demand the president release his tax returns.

The peaceful demonstration was one of dozens of “tax marches,” held in cities around the country on the traditional deadline for filing federal income tax returns.

Marchers filled blocks of closed-off streets as they walked from Pershing Square to City Hall, waving signs and chanting “Donald Trump has got to go.”

Among their placard messages: “Prove you have nothing to hide,” “Donald Ducks his Fair Share,” “No 1040, no peace” and “I pay for your golf trips. Do you?”

 

 

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8 Responses to 21 arrested as hundreds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash at Berkeley rally

  1. GG says:

    Anarchy reigns at Berkley. Loved retaliation by Trump supporters giving the Antifa thugs wedgies!!!! bwaahahahahahahaaha! They
    deserve a lot worse!!!! The only thing that’s logical for me to make sense
    of the actions of what we see on the
    left, is liberalism Is a mental disease!!!!!! trying to deal with the rationally never works.. I don’t see things ending well for them since the Silent Majority, Real America, has had it… bankrupt on patience… When LEO stands down.. It’s going to be “Take the Gloves off & beat back the Commie reds time” in the not so distant future..

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  2. HEY! What is the point of these RIOTS?? The election is OVER! TRUMP WON! Why hold a TRUMP RALLY now? You have to know it will bring out all the LOONS from BOTH SIDES! Why doesn’t everybody just stay home and be PROUD TO BE FREE? They all deserved what they got. NO SYMPATHY HERE!!

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  3. malenurseken says:

    Well my humble opinion, its a free country! Can hold pro trump rallies if we want to! And if it DRAWS the libs out and they want a confrontation, LETS KICK THEIR ASSES! They have spoken above the right long enuff! OH SWEET REVENGE! STOPPING THEM! They ARENT the majority or the TOUGHER group! Time to flex muscle back! Its about TIME!

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  4. Blessed right, Ken! Trump’s WH win is just a foot in the door. The door must be opened wide in the mid term elections.

    Sitting aside contented yields the field to the demonrats and makes it look as if we do not care.

    Rais the flag, show the colors, shout the slogans and prepare for the mid term elections!!!

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  5. malenurseken says:

    Well I don’t know who BEN is or his comment! It doesn’t show so I cant comment on that. But here in ND we have a senator seat in 2018 election! NO idea how she ever got in in the first place! She is a socialist! Heide Heitcamp! BUT she will be replaced this year! Im certain! She kissed Obummas ass the whole term EXCEPT she voted in favor of second amendment rights! LOTS of guns and hunters here! SHE KNEW BETTER

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