California police seek more suspects after violent rallies

Faith Castro
April 19, 2017

Protesters say Americans deserve to know about Trump's potential conflicts of interest.

Rich Black, who organized the March for Trump event at the same site last month, organized a coalition of right-wing groups under the aegis of The Liberty Revival Alliance.

"A large portion of the crowd has now moved into the street and some fights have broken out", Berkeley police said.

One of the injured was stabbed. Several hundred protesters marched across the bridge that divides West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, chanting and hoisting signs that read "Don the Con", "Go back to New York", "Show your taxes!" and "Show me the money!"

- Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017Feels like a war zone at this Berkeley alt-right rally.

Lundy looked confused. She gave up and turned away. In February, protesters caused more than $100,000 of damage after a night of violent protests against the appearance of right-wing speak Milo Yiannopoulos.

Millard said the "antifascist" protest was meant "to make Nazis afraid" and said "the ideology that they propose puts public citizens at risk". According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Damigo - a native of San Jose, California - suffered from "severe post-traumatic stress disorder, drug and alcohol abuse, paranoia and flashbacks", and had attempted suicide following his first tour of duty in Iraq.

Despite the disturbance and cancellation of a weekly farmer's market event, due to the event, a stand was still opened during the rallies.

Berkeley Police Sgt. Andrew Frankel told KPIX-TV that police would have extra patrols on duty in case things got out of hand.

More news: 'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens found dead after vehicle chase

About two dozen police officers showed up at the park early Saturday and set up a narrow entrance to control access.

Authorities had said ahead of the rallies, that baseball bats, sticks, flagpoles and any items that could be used as a weapon were banned at the park.

"I will fight every day until he is impeached", she said.

According to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office arrest log, 15 people were arrested on suspicion of committing felonies, and 15 others were arrested on suspicion of committing misdemeanors.

The unrest underscores the heightened political tensions that have taken hold since President Donald Trump took office in January.

Protests in cities around the rest of the country, including a number of "tax marches " in which demonstrators called for Trump to release his tax returns, proceeded more peacefully.

The marches coincided with the traditional April 15 deadline for United States federal tax returns, though the filing date was pushed backed two days this year.

In order to prevent a bloody riot, city leaders had announced that pipes, bats, bricks, rocks, glass bottles, shields, pepper spray and other potentially unsafe items were not allowed at the park during the rallies. "I get scared about the damage or something so we chose to close early", said Kristen Chu a bagel shop owner.

Other reports by LeisureTravelAid

Discuss This Article