Protesters turn pro-Trump rally into bloody free-for-all

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Trump supporters held pre-planned patriotic rallies all across the nation Saturday, to demonstrate their continued support for President Trump.

Protesters had flooded the streets after the presidential election in November, and millions turned out for the anti-Trump “Women’s March” in cities across the nation, as well as countless other protests.

But Saturday was Pro-Trump day, and the “Spirit of America” rallies were held in at least 28 states.

However, one rally at Berkeley, California turned ugly and violent, when it was invaded and attacked by anti-Trump demonstrators all dressed in black. The entire crowd, of both Trump supporters and protesters, was about 200 to 300 people, but it was enough for a knock-down, drag-out fight, with people being kicked, punched, hit with sticks, pepper-sprayed, and one person even had teeth knocked out.

The Trump supporters began their rally at 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, but by 3 p.m., the violent protesters, dressed all in black and wearing bandanas over their faces, had invaded the crowd.

The protesters reportedly threw eggs and burned American flags and the red “Make America Great Again” Trump hats.  Blue and white smoke bombs were thrown, and one woman sprayed pepper spray at the crowd.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that at least 10 people were arrested – one of which was carrying an illegal dagger.   Metal pipes, bats, two-by-four pieces of wood and bricks were also confiscated.


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