Meanwhile in an unrelated incident, a melee erupted on Saturday in a Berkeley, California park where supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump were holding competing rallies, resulting in at least 20 arrests as police struggled to keep the two camps apart.
NEW YORK CITY PROTESTCelebrities and lawmakers joined a Tax Day demonstration in New York City, where protesters planned to march to Trump Tower to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.
Officials say officers have confiscated knives, flagpoles, helmets and sticks with signs on them among other things that were being used as weapons.
The anarchists are professional rioters while the Trump supporters are ordinary Americans. He later said that voters don't care.
The protest started Saturday morning at Martin Luther King Jr.
"You don't know which way the country goes", said Arlin next to her 89-year-old husband who fled Czechoslovakia during World War II.
In what has become an eerily familiar scene in Berkeley, supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump on Saturday exchanged blows, burned flags, set off fireworks, and were arrested at heated opposing rallies. "I hope Republicans see it".
In advance of the "Patriots Day" demonstration, anti-fascist news and watchdog site It's Going Down published a story detailing the connections between the organizers of Saturday's rally and the right's racist (not-so-) fringe. The issue is not whether the rally crowd also drew Trump supporters of color, or many Trump fans who claim to despise white nationalism. "That's a message I can get behind", Tempesta said.
Defend the Bay, a group that advertises itself as against the self-described "alt-right", suggested protesters bring food to share, along with a mask or other covering to hide their identity from police. Right-wing groups held Trump campaign signs and posters that read "Free speech", among others.
While many people simply walked around chanting or counter-chanting, others ended up bloodied and injured, as seen in photos of the event.
It appears that anti-Trump protesters - many clad in anarchist black - initiated much of the violence. "This is our stand for peace, and kind of helping people have a chance to feel heard", Mary Goyer with Culture of Empathy said. Trump's break with precedent has raised questions about possible conflicts of interest.
About 100 people were killed Saturday in a vehicle bomb explosion targeting pro-regime evacuees leaving besieged Syrian towns, a volunteer rescue agency said.