Photos: Pro- and anti-Trump campaigners face off in Berkeley

A fight breaks out at the rally held in Civic Center Park in downtown Berkeley on Saturday March 4. Photo: David Yee

Two groups faced off in Civic Center Park in downtown Berkeley Saturday afternoon under gray skies with some intermittent light rain. Supporters of President Trump, most of whom were from out of town, started arriving around 1 p.m. after the By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) group had established a position on the west side of the park, beginning around 12:30 p.m., with megaphones, signs and a banner.

The demonstration turned ugly at times, with several fights breaking out. Some individuals from both sides were aggressive and hostile, but many of the pro-Trump demonstrators behaved peacefully and said they had come to support free speech, particularly after the violent protests that happened after far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos came to Berkeley on Feb. 1.

At least seven people were injured and police made ten arrests. The rally ended around 6 p.m.

Follow how the afternoon unfolded, with photos, videos and commentary by Berkeleyside’s Lance Knobel and Tracey Taylor, on the Berkeleyside Twitter account.


Read our live coverage of the demonstration, that includes photos, videos and updates.

Here we bring you some of the best photos of the day taken by Berkeleyside contributing photographers and others.

Yvette Felarca, a member of the By Any Means Necessary Group and a Berkeley Unified teacher (front left) at the pro-and anti-Trump rally in Berkeley. Photo: David Yee
Man with piece of wood at protest in Civic Center Park on Saturday March 4. Photo: David Yee
A demonstrator in support of President Trump, left, argues with anti-Trump protesters in Civic Center Park, in Berkeley, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Photo: David Yee
Smoke from a smoke bomb wafts through a crowd of demonstrators in support of President Trump, in Berkeley, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Photo: David Yee
Demonstrators for President Trump hold up signs during a demonstration in Civic Center Park, in Berkeley, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Photo: David Yee
Berkeley protest on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Photo: Isaac Hirsh
A woman injured during the Berkeley protest on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Photo: Isaac Hirsh
Taking a moment during the Berkeley protest on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Photo: Isaac Hirsh
Members of the Pastel Bloc, as opposed to Black Bloc, whose cry was “fashion not fascism” and who came prepared to render first aids. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
A man carrying a flag walks past BAMPFA during the March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
A police officer tends to a person injured during the March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
The March 4 demo in Berkeley drew pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Photo: Ted Friedman
Benign blue smoke is let off at the March 4 demonstration in downtown Berkeley. Photo (from a video still): Kim Aronson
March 4 demonstration in downtown Berkeley. Photo (from a video still): Kim Aronson
March 4 demonstration in downtown Berkeley. Photo (from a video still): Kim Aronson
March 4 demonstration in downtown Berkeley. Photo (from a video still): Kim Aronson
March 4 demonstration in downtown Berkeley. Photo (from a video still): Kim Aronson
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Berkeley pro- and anti-Trump protest, March 4, 2017. Photo: Daniel McPartlan