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Twenty-one arrested in California at Trump tax protest

San Francisco, United States | At least 21 people were arrested after opponents of President Donald Trump and supporters clashed at a march in Berkeley, California, US media said Saturday.

Hundreds of people gathered at a park, including Trump supporters who held a free speech rally, while opponents of the president’s policies shouted and chanted. Several fights broke out, according to the East Bay Times newspaper.

The Los Angeles Times reported that 21 people were taken into custody.

“We’re going to review any surveillance video recordings from the area, as well as videos the public sends in to us, and perhaps send out arrest warrants for those people as well,” Berkeley police spokesman Byron White told CNN.

“The two injuries that were reported to us, one involved an officer who was exposed to what we believe is tear gas,” he said. “Another person was sprayed with what we believe is… pepper spray.”

Activists waved signs reading: “No! Pussy-Grabbing! No! Patriarchy! No! Fascist USA! Drive out Trump-Pence regime!” and “Fascist scum your time is done.”

Supporters held signs in support of “Free Speech.”

The protests were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for US tax filings.

Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in cities across the United States to pressure Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has refused to make.


One comment

  1. PlanetoftheAtheists

    These were deliberate clashes arranged by habitual provocateurs, they are bragging about it on their Twitter feeds, both sides playing the victim. I wish someone, a JOURNALST perhaps, would spend some time identifying these fools and their networks and let everyone know it is not they who represent American voters, nor do they frame the political discussions in this country. They are punks looking for “activist cred”

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