Trump Supporters, Opponents Clash in Rallies across US
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Rallies to show support for US President Trump was marred by clashes between his supporters and anti-trump activists on Saturday as the US president’s fans gathered across America.
From Colorado’s state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for US President Trump on Saturday, waving “Deplorables for Trump” signs and even carrying a life-size cutout of the president.
The March 4 Trump demonstrations were held around the country, and supporters clashed with generally smaller groups of counter protesters.
In Berkeley, California, Trump’s supporters fought counter-protesters during a march in support of the president. People wearing goggles, motorcycle helmets, gas masks or with their face half-covered with bandanas are pushing each other, throwing punches and hitting each other with the sticks holding their signs.
Berkeley police said they made 10 arrests including five for battery, four for assault with a deadly weapon (including one with possession of a dagger) and one for resisting arrest.
Paramedics have helped at least two men, one bleeding from the head and the other with cuts on his face, CBS reported.
Six people protesting the rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, were arrested on felony riot charges after they lit fireworks inside the Minnesota State Capitol and fled, police said. About 400 people attended the St. Paul event, and about 50 showed up to protest it. Some other minor scuffles between the dueling demonstrators were quickly defused.