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Antifa Protesters Clashed With Free-Speech In Berkeley, California

Violence broke out at Berkley, California, when Antifa leftists wearing masks and black clothing showed up to confront a demonstration for free speech that included Trump supporters.  This article includes videos in which the sound can be heard of heavy-duty explosive fireworks that were thrown into the crowd.  Witnesses say the Antifa group is responsible for the explosives, but one news source is reporting that the dangerous fireworks were used by the police to break up the crowd. –GEG

For the third time this year, Trump supporters and Antifa clashed on the streets of Berkeley, California. The two forces met Saturday during the pro-Trump Patriot Day rally.

Berkeley Police have arrested at least 15 people this morning and afternoon, after antifascists met Trump supporters at a pro-Trump rally, reported CBS News.

Police attempted to maintain order with poles and fence mesh, but the barriers did not stop the two sides from violently engaging.

Trump supporters had organized a Patriot Day rally, starring Lauren Southern, a former reporter for conservative Canadian outlet The Rebel Media and Kyle Chapman, a man who achieved internet stardom as “Based Stickman” after assaulting a member of Antifa with a stick at the March 4 scuffle in Berkeley, among others.

Berkeley police have confiscated banned items such as knives, flagpoles, and sticks used as weapons, according to CBS San Francisco.

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