Photos: With a day of rallies, Berkeley stood united against bigotry

It was almost a tale of two rallies, a heartwarming one on Oxford, the other, in MLK Park, less so. But the day ended in harmony with fewer casualties than had been feared by some.

Bay Area “Rally Against Hate” near BAMPFA in Berkeley on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Photo: Nathan Phillips
An anti-hate demonstrator shows his colors in Berkeley on Aug. 27. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Thousands of people showed up to demonstrate against hate in Berkeley, Aug. 27. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Anti-hate rally in Berkeley on Aug. 27. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Anti-hate rally in Berkeley on Aug. 27. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
“When fascism comes along, you must whip it!” read one sign at the rally in Berkeley on Aug. 27. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Even fruit fights fascism it seems — Berkeley on Aug. 27 Photo: Kelly Sullivan
Muslims for Black Liberation, Aug. 27. Photo: Nathan Phillips
Demonstrators held aloft a large home-made rainbow at an anti-hate rally in Berkeley, Aug. 27. Photo: Nathan Phillips
Demonstrators turn their backs to dedicated protest space and sit on barricades instead, Aug. 27. Photo: Nathan Phillips
“I choose love” at Berkeley anti-hate rally, Aug. 27. Photo: Nathan Phillips
“Nazi lives? Meh” sign at Berkeley anti-hate rally, Aug. 27. Photo: Nathan Phillips
Rally in Berkeley on Aug. 27. Photo: Kelly Sullivan
“Less hate, more kittens.” Photo: Wendy Cohen
Protesters congregate at Civic Center Park. Photo: blooperama
Interfaith march. Photo: Moni Law
A quiet moment at the anti-hate rally. Photo: Kelly Sullivan
Members of the crowd carry a large “resist” banner. Photo: Kelly Sullivan
A large interfaith march that started at First Congregational Church in makes its way to Civic Center Park. Photo: Courtesy of First Church
There were many cameras in action at the anti-fascist rally. Photo: Nathan Phillips
“Queers against hate.” Photo: Kelly Sullivan
Protest in Civic Center Park on Aug. 27, 2017. Photo: Richard Nagler
“Stand against hate” and “No Nazis in Berkeley”: Protest signs in Civic Center Park. Photo: Richard Nagler
photo by blooperama
Police monitor and record the park rally from Old City Hall. Photo: Jef Poskanzer
Berkeley rally signs: Black Lives Matter, and “How can I lay back & chill? So many down on their knees.” Photo: Nathan Phillips
A family demonstrates at Civic Center Park. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Berkeley anti-fascist rally sign: Rise up, shut it down. Photo: Nathan Phillips
Members of East Bay Punx Against Nazi Scum were among the counter-protesters in Civic Center Park. Photo: Richard Nagler
A heated conversation between a black man and a man wearing a huge Trump banner as a cape. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
A conversation at a rally in Berkeley. Photo: Pete Rosos (see more of Rosos’s rally photographs)
A Trump supporter talks to demonstrators at the Berkeley anti-fascist rally. Photo: Nathan Phillips
Wendi Deetz, of Oakland, displays her sign at a gathering of protesters at Ohlone Park. Photo: David Yee
Protesters against the far right march from Ohlone Park to Civic Center Park. Photo: David Yee
Black-clad protesters, including antifa members, at Civic Center Park. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Berkeley anti-fascist rally. Photo: Nathan Phillips
A protester wearing a cape is observed by police at the Berkeley anti-hate rally Aug. 27. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Anti-white supremacy signs at City Hall in Berkeley. Photo: Daniel McPartlan
A Trump supporter, his shirt torn down the back, is chased down the street in Berkeley. Photo: Kelly Sullivan
Rally in Berkeley. Photo: Kelly Sullivan
Police said they used smoke, but not tear gas, at the rally in Berkeley. Photo: Pete Rosos
Violence erupted sporadically in Berkeley. Photo: Pete Rosos
Antifa demonstrators march against the far right from Ohlone Park to Civic Center Park. Photo: David Yee
Thirteen people were arrested at the rally in Berkeley, police said. Photo: Pete Rosos
“Resist like it’s 1933,” reads one sign at the rally in Berkeley on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Photo: Pete Rosos