Violence Breaks Out at Berkeley Rally Where Counter-Protesters Vastly Out Number Trump Supporters

Fighting breaks out at Martin Luther King Park in Berkeley where counter-protesters and Trump supporters clashed on Aug. 27, 2017. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Fighting breaks out at Martin Luther King Park in Berkeley where counter-protesters and Trump supporters clashed on Aug. 27, 2017. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Thousands of counter protesters took to the streets of Berkeley on Sunday where they clashed with a handful of Trump supporters, leading to several violent clashes and at least 14 arrests.

The mostly peaceful demonstration started heating up about noon at Martin Luther King Civic Center Park, where the two rival groups faced off and several fights broke out.

Related: Follow live updates from the demonstrations here.

Counter-demonstrators vastly outnumbered the president’s supporters. They surrounded their rivals and chanted, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!”

There were shoving matches around well-known Orange County far-right figure Johnny Benitez. Some screamed “Go home Nazi,” as police tried to escort Benitez and Irma Hinojosa, a member of the Southern California group Latinos for Trump, through the crowd and out of the park.

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