On day of objection, police shape 13 seizures as pro-Trump bunch frictions with anti-fascists in California and thousands call for fiscal disclosure elsewhere
Hundreds of self-described anti-fascist protesters and those in favour of Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California, in sporadic brawl on Saturday. Complains in metropolis around the rest of the country, including a number of tax marchings in which demonstrators called for Trump to liberate his tax returns, continued more peacefully.
In Berkeley, police told media they had arrested 13 people by mid-afternoon, as resisting rallyings spilled out of a park and into the streets.
With hundreds of people on each side, the crowds primarily taunted one another with bullhorns, chants and calls. Occasionally, anti-Trump protesters shed fireworks. Small bands on both sides chased one another or brawled, sometimes with wooden boards, homemade shields, poles and pepper spray.
One standoff at a downtown intersection ended only when a smoking grenade detonated. In confusion, anti-Trump protesters fled as supporters of the president accused after them, assaulting stragglers. In one altercation, demonstrators shed a flowerpot of beans at one another.