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By Blurtman following x   2017 Aug 28, 5:47am 252 views   3 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about a 100 anarchists and antifa — “anti-fascist” — barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.

Jumping over plastic and concrete barriers, the group melted into a larger crowd of around 2,000 that had marched peacefully throughout the sunny afternoon for a “Rally Against Hate” gathering.

Shortly after, violence began to flare. A pepper-spray wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifas, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself. A conservative group leader retreated for safety behind a line of riot police as marchers chucked water bottles, shot off pepper spray and screamed “fascist go home!”

All told, the Associated Press reported at least five individuals were attacked. An AP reporter witnessed the assaults. Berkeley Police’s Lt. Joe Okies told The Washington Post the rally resulted in “13 arrests on a range of charges including assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing a police officer, and various Berkeley municipal code violations.”

And although the anti-hate and left-wing protesters largely drowned out the smaller clutch of far-right marchers attending a planned “No to Marxism in America” rally, Sunday’s confrontation marked another street brawl between opposing ends of the political spectrum — violence that has become a regular feature of the Trump years and gives signs of spiraling upward, particularly in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville.


2   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Aug 28, 1:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HEY YOU says
A conservative group leader retreated for safety

Another Right Wing Racist Fascist hid behind 5 military deferments.
3   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 28, 2:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Hey, if you knew the History of this country, you'd know that our freedom was stolen through bloodshed and violence.

Do you really expect modern freedom fighters to accomplish anything, without using violence?

After decades of the Hardcore Christian Right Wing destroying this country by going to war with the citizenry, taking away Liberties and Freedoms, at the end of the gun from the Conservatives' Jackbooted Police Stare and their Right Wing tools, can you blame people that love freedom, for fighting for it just a little bit?

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