Videos circulated on social media of fighting and other unrest at the Berkeley, California “March4Trump” rally on March 4.
Donald Trump opponents headed to the rally and clashed with Trump supporters. Punches were flown, firecrackers ignited, hats burned, and police made arrests.
The “March4Trump” rallies occurred throughout the country on March 4. Thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered in states and cities – including in Berkeley – across the country to participate in #March4Trump rallies, also called #SpiritofAmerica Rallies. The March 4 Trump rallies were meant to give people a place to express their support for the president. You can read a roundup of the “March4Trump” rallies around the country here.
However, in Berkeley, things quickly started getting out of hand.
Videos and photos circulated on social media of fights and people being pepper sprayed. There was a report of an elderly man being pepper sprayed.
Photos circulated of bloody protesters.
People burned hats.
People set off firecrackers during the melee.
Police started making arrests.
Some people hid their faces.
One report said there were “scattered fights” throughout the area as Trump supporters and opponents mixed.
Here are more videos and photos from the scene:
You can read more about the March4Trump rallies throughout the United States here: