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By Rob Shimshock
For the third time this year, Trump supporters and Antifa clashed on the streets of Berkeley, California. The two forces met Saturday during the pro-Trump Patriot Day rally.
Berkeley Police have arrested at least 15 people this morning and afternoon, after antifascists met Trump supporters at a pro-Trump rally, reported CBS News.
Police attempted to maintain order with poles and fence mesh, but the barriers did not stop the two sides from violently engaging.
— Girls of Europa (@GirlsOfEuropa) April 15, 2017
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) April 15, 2017
Trump supporters had organized a Patriot Day rally, starring Lauren Southern, a former reporter for conservative Canadian outlet The Rebel Media and Kyle Chapman, a man who achieved internet stardom as “Based Stickman” after assaulting a member of Antifa with a stick at the March 4 scuffle in Berkeley, among others.
Berkeley police have confiscated banned items such as knives, flagpoles, and sticks used as weapons, according to CBS San Francisco.
— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) April 15, 2017
Street fights everywhere in Berkeley. This is so nuts. pic.twitter.com/SZoc0MdxyE
— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017
This latest clash between pro- and anti-Trump forces comes a month after the March 4 “March 4 Trump” and two months following the riots that cancelled former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s UC Berkeley talk.