At least 10 people were arrested and many others bloodied and bruised as a Berkeley rally supporting President Trump turned violent Saturday when fistfights broke out between marchers and counterprotesters, and crowds of masked anarchists joined the fray.Did you hear about the time conservatives violently attacked Barack Obama supporters? No? That's because it never happened. And if it had, the New York Times would be carrying on about it for weeks.
"This is a sad day," Berkeley Councilman Ben Bartlett told reporters. "We're better than this."[My note: I am not so sure. After all, this is Berkeley.]
The rally, one of several pro-Trump events held across the United States, began at 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. That's less than a mile from the UC Berkeley campus where a violent protest Feb. 1 forced the cancellation of a speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
The fighting Saturday started even before the event began, with people throwing punches, swinging signs and tossing smoke bombs. Hundreds of people filled the park, with anarchists and counterdemonstrators far outnumbering what rally sponsors estimated were 60 to 75 Trump supporters.
Some of the commie-anarchists peppers sprayed some patriots.