Counter protesters claim victory in Berkeley demonstrations

Civic Center Park as police grappled with controlling the crowd and keeping the peace. He rushed behind a line of police wearing riot gear, who set off a smoke bomb to drive away the anarchists.

The crowd was orderly but robust, with protesters chanting "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.".

At about 11:50 a.m., police led a handcuffed man in a yellow T-shirt out of Civic Center park.

The organizers behind Saturday's scuttled events later decried the political left and the media for unfairly labeling them racists and undermining the demonstration. Immediate police information on the man's detention was not available. Several people were arrested for violating rules against covering their faces or carrying items banned by authorities.

Police were checking bags of those entering the park and had erected barricades around the park as part of tight security measures to prevent violence. On Sunday, Gibson was chased from the park, eventually running behind a group of police officers. And there are now thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators marching through downtown. But the messages didn't seem to be reaching the people planning counterprotests. The day before the rally, seeing thousands of protesters organizing against them, Patriot Prayer withdrew its permit and announced a press conference instead at Alamo Square Park.

In a statement Saturday, police encouraged everyone to "stay away" from the event.

"I'm brown, so I'm definitely not a white supremacist, definitely not a white nationalist, definitely not a Nazi because I want limited government, Hitler was all about big government", he said. Paramedics treated six people and transported two of them to hospitals, police said.

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Some downtown Berkeley stores were already boarded up early Sunday morning, as property owners anxious about vandalism.

The demonstration is being called "Bay Area Rally Against Hate" and is expected to take place on the West Crescent lawn on the university's campus, police said.

Indeed, a less-charitable explanation, that antifa is an inherently violent group, is far more compelling: Earlier this year in the Bay Area, members of antifa protested speeches at Berkeley by Milo Yiannopoulis and Ann Coulter by roughing up people, lighting fires, and damaging property.

"If people threaten rallies, no matter what side they're on, they're just bullying them not to have rallies anymore, especially when those rallies are just about free speech", says David Feiner, a Trump supporter who says he's from Southern California.

Videos appeared on the web showing a peaceful protest in Berkeley that was attacked by people wearing black clothing and masks. Police had to break a screaming match between a Trump supporter and a counter protester who was in his face.

As protesters chanted "No Trump, No KKK, No fascist U.S.", conservative rally organisers showed their support for President Donald Trump.

Later in the day, protesters converged on Berkeley's Ohlone Park, where the protest eventually subsided and disbanded.

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