A White Supremacist Protest March In Berkeley On Saturday Turned Violent
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 21:18
The arrest total from Saturday's violent clash between protesters supporting or opposing President Trump grew to 23 on Sunday when Alameda County Sheriff's Office officials released the names of those who were nabbed.
As of 12:18 p.m., Allston Way between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King Jr.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Demonstrators participate in a march and rally to demand President Donald Trump release his tax returns, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in NY.
In what might have been the biggest fail of the day, police erected an orange, plastic mesh fence to try to keep the two sides apart.
About 200 people gathered at a downtown Raleigh plaza to protest Trump's decision, as well as his performance in the White House.
"A large number of fights have occurred and numerous fireworks have been thrown in the crowds", Berkeley police said in a statement.
She addressed several thousand people Saturday at a Tax Day rally in downtown Los Angeles to demand that Trump release his tax returns.
CNN reported that 14 people were taken into custody.
For one thing, the city, along with Oakland and San Francisco, has a long-established protest culture.
Yet a federal judge ruled earlier this month that three protesters who claim they were roughed up at one of Trump's campaign rallies can fact sue him for encouraging his supporters to hurt them. Some of the items they seized were knives, poles, helmets, sticks, and eggs.
"These people create violence all the time... somebody has to stand up to them", said Alegria, who was injured in the fight and treated by Trump supporters who bandaged his head, washed off the pepper spray and gave him encouragement, saying, "You've earned your stripes, bro". But other protesters walked along with the crowd quietly holding signs, or chanting about free speech.
Weeks later, Nwanguma and two other protesters, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau, sued Trump, Bamberger and Heimbach.
The City of Berkeley website has posted designated rules to allow peaceful expression of free speech at Civic Center Park on Saturday.
People for and against Trump fight over a United States flag during the rally. There were terrifying scuffles between protesters and counter-protesters. Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, of California, said there's nothing to prevent Trump from releasing his income taxes and that "the simple truth is he's got a lot to hide".