Tax March At Berkeley Sees Pro And Anti-Donald Trump Protesters Violently Clashing At Rally

By Shawn Rice

Across the nation, protesters were engaging in a demonstration against President Donald Trump over his decision not to release his tax returns. However, one protest, which is deemed “Tax March” saw pro and anti-Trump protesters clash violently at rally in Berkeley. 15 people have been arrested and officers have seized items prohibited from the protest. Some type of gas was released this morning at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park where the protest started, a police spokesman said.

The items encountered at the protest that are prohibited have included flagpoles, a knife, a stun gun, helmets and signs and flags attached to poles. However, both sides of the demonstration posted flyers while the city published a list of banned items.

This is not the first time that Berkeley has been home to a violent protest. In February, protesters threw rocks, broke windows and set fires outside the UC Berkeley’s student union building, where then-Breitbart News editor and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was set to speak. His presentation was subsequently cancelled.

Here are some reactions to the clash at Berkeley with various photographs and video. What do you think about the protesting? Who do you blame for this violence? Let us know in the comments section.

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

this guy was shouting “Latinos for Trump” pic.twitter.com/iLK2JbHCG4

— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017

Many antifa people in all black with masks, seeing a lot of helmets on pro-Trump side. #PatriotsDay #Berkeley

— Leah Millis (@LeahMillis) April 15, 2017

Alt-right chant: “Trust fund commies off our streets!”

— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) 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

Skirmishes between alt-right and antifa continue at Berkeley. pic.twitter.com/m5oVB87zQB

— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017

Helicopter overhead but otherwise limited police presence on streets as protesters brawl in #berkeley pic.twitter.com/sgkw7yFvE8

— Gabrielle Canon (@GabrielleCanon) April 15, 2017

Police make an arrest at Allston & Milvia #berkrally #Berkeley pic.twitter.com/ZPcJbHkcAg

— Tom Lochner (@tomlochner) April 15, 2017

Man hurt as skirmishes break out, tear gas is used at Patriot’s Day rally and Antifa-organized protest in Berkeley. https://t.co/TyyANYAqWe pic.twitter.com/bCsMk4cYzU

— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) April 15, 2017

A man has been injured. Corner of Center and Milvia #berkrally #Berkeley pic.twitter.com/Zb5eLg6mK0

— Tom Lochner (@tomlochner) April 15, 2017

The folks fighting at #Berkeley don’t represent either side of this debate..it’s just a bunch of idiots looking for trouble ..both sides

— Patrick Gallagher (@PatrickGman) April 15, 2017

To my friends and followers who may be participating in the Berkeley action: stay safe, and Goddess-speed.

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