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13 arrested as violent clashes break out between pro- and anti-Trump protesters in Berkeley, Calif.

Saturday - 15/04/2017 19:32
About 200 people were at Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Centre Park when fights broke out
A bloodied supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump is seen after a People 4 Trump rally and counter-protest turned violent in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)
A bloodied supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump is seen after a People 4 Trump rally and counter-protest turned violent in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Berkeley police say 13 people have been arrested after violence broke out Saturday between groups of supporters and detractors of U.S. President Donald Trump holding rallies in downtown Berkeley, Calif.

About 200 people were at Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Centre Park when several fights broke out. Dozens of police officers in riot gear standing nearby quickly arrested one man. Others were arrested after several skirmishes.

Trump supporters announced they were holding a "Patriot Day" at the park at noon. Counter-demonstrators then said they would hold a rally at the same place at 10 a.m.

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