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Black-clad anarchists storm Berkeley rally, assaulting 5

By in Press Enterprise on August 28, 2017

By The Associated Press

By PAUL ELIAS and JOCELYN GECKER

BERKELEY — Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including the leader of a politically conservative group who canceled an event a day earlier in San Francisco amid fears of violence.
The group of more than 100 hooded protesters, with shields emblazoned with the words “no hate”

  • Demonstrators clash during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Several thousand people converged in Berkeley Sunday for a “Rally Against Hate” in response to a planned right-wing protest that raised concerns of violence and triggered a massive police presence. Several people were arrested for violating rules against covering their faces or carrying items banned by authorities. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

  • A police officer holds a tear gas rifle during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

    A police officer holds a tear gas rifle during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

  • A demonstrator writes a slogan on the street during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

    A demonstrator writes a slogan on the street during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

  • Donald Trump supporter Jovi Val argues with people opposing his views during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Donald Trump supporter Jovi Val argues with people opposing his views during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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