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Pro-Trump rallies turn violent when anti-Trump protesters arriveThousands of Americans took to the streets yesterday in order to show support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s America First agenda. Some of the rallies turned into violent clashes when groups of anti-Trump protesters gathered nearby. Dozens were injured and some 15 people have been arrested so far.
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Thousands of Americans who support U.S. President Donald Trump took to the streets last night (Saturday) throughout the country. Some of the rallies turned into violent clashes when anti-Trump protesters clashed with the supporters. So far, about 15 people have been arrested and dozens have received medical treatment.
In Berkeley, California, about 300 Trump supporters participated in a march that quickly turned into a violent clash. This is the second time within a month that such a violent incident has occurred. Three people were injured and five people were arrested. “We’ve made a number of arrests,” Berkeley Police spokesman Byron White. “It’s one of those things where we monitor the situation and take action as necessary.”
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In Minnesota, a peaceful rally for Trump supporters turned violent. About 400 Trump supporters gathered in St. Paul and were met by a smaller group of protesters. Six protesters were arrested.
In Nashville, Tennessee, Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters clashed. The sides cursed at each other and police officers separated the groups. No arrests or injuries were reported.
The pro-Trump demonstrations are part of the Spirit of America campaign, which aims to show support for Trump’s America First agenda. “There are a lot of angry groups protesting and we thought it was important to show our support,” said President of Gays for Trump Peter Boykin, who helped organize yesterday’s rally in Washington.
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