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Demonstrators clash as they beat up a man and chase him down during counter protest against white supremacist.

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Demonstrators beat up a man and chase him down during counter protest against white supremacist at MLK Park.

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Clergy members march to the MLK Park. After a right wing rally was cancelled at Martin Luther King Park, various counter protesters converged from the UC Berkeley campus and other locations.

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After a right wing rally was cancelled at Martin Luther King Park, various counter protesters converged from the UC Berkeley campus and other locations. Above clergy members march to MLK Park. 

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After learning that Trump supporters had been pushed from the park, two counter protesters embrace in Berkeley, Calif.

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Demonstrators beat up a man and chase him down during counter protest against white supremacist at MLK Park.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Demonstrators chase, jump and tackle a man as police officers watch in a distance, outside of MLK Park.

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 Demonstrators clash as as they beat up a man during counter protest against white supremacist at MLK Park.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

After a right wing rally was cancelled at Martin Luther King Park, various counter protesters converged from the UC Berkeley campus and other locations. Above a person is lead away from the park by police.

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Police officers detain and escort a protester out after counter protesters surround him.

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Protesters react to their friend getting detained by the police.

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Members of the black bloc attack a man during their rally outside of MLK park in Berkeley.

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Clergy members who were part of an organized march confer as they arrive at Martin Luther King Park in Berkeley, Calif.

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 Members of the black bloc celebrate as they push into MLK park in Berkeley.

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 Members of the black bloc push into MLK park after police officers retreated during a day full of protests in Berkeley.

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Members of the black bloc march into MLK park.

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Members of the black bloc jump over barriers and spill into MLK park in Berkeley.

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A protester is escorted out by the police at MLK Park.

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Police officers arrest a protester and her dog during a day of clashes and protest against racism in Berkeley.

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Police officers arrest a protester and her dog during a day of clashes and protest against racism, i

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Purple smoke is released as police officers hold the line around MLK park.

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 Smoke clears out after police launch tear gas to disperse a crowd in Berkeley.

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Police officers detain and escort a protester out after counter protesters surround him.

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 Protesters and counter protesters on both sides of the spectrum, confront each other at MLK park. 

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Counter-protesters against racism confront protesters aligned with President Trump at MLK Park.

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BERKELEY, CALIF. -- SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017: Counter-protesters against racism confront protesters aligned with President Trump at MLK Park in Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 27, 2017. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

 Erin Smith talks to a live broadcast on her phone in front of protesters against racism.

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Members of the black bloc hold up shields as they anticipate getting pepper sprayed in Berkeley.

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Police officers step and break up a melee during clashes in Berkeley.

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Protesters march down Hearst street to celebrate chasing out white supremacist out of their planned events in Berkeley.

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  A protester is escorted out by the police at MLK Park.

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Matt Christian drapes an American flag over himself as he is surrounded by a rainbow flag during a protest against racism.

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A President Trump supporter holds up a sign amidst protesters against racism at MLK Park.

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 Matt Christian, right, is confronted by a protester against racism, at MLK Park.

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Jovi Val talks to reporters during a rally at MLK Park in Berkeley.

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Arthur Schaper debates with counter protesters at MLK Park.

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A man marching with a group organized by various clergy raises his fist inso lidarity with others fighting racism during a counter protest march.

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After learning that Trump supporters had been pushed from the park, two counter protesters embrace. 

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 A police officer dons his gas mask while Black Bloc protesters prepare to enter the park. 

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Black Bloc and other Antifa protesters enter MLK Park after police left. The park had been sealed off to allow police to check for weapons at certain entry points as people entered the park but when the large group of Antifa arrived, they pulled out. 

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A woman is led away by police.

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Marchers which was organized by a coalition of clergy groups head to MLK Park. 

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 Clergy members march to MLK Park. After a right wing rally was cancelled at Martin Luther King Park, various counter protesters converged from the UC Berkeley campus and other locations to the park. 

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Clergy members march to the MLK Park. 

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Protesters gather at the edge of the UC Berkeley campus as they gather for a day of demonstrations.

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Donald Trump supporter and far-right activist Steve Solomon, left, argues his position with Johnny Benitez during a rally on Sunday in Berkeley.

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Wearing riot gear, U.S. Park Police from Washington, D.C., assemble Saturday at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

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Protesters who support President Trump, left, debate with a counter-protester Saturday at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

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Joey Gibson, left, who organized the canceled “Patriot Prayer” rally, speaks to Dexter Thomas of Vice News on Saturday at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

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Arthur Schaper, a pro-Trump protester, debates with a counter-protester Saturday at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

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A protester aligned with President Trump is escorted away after counter-protesters surround him at Crissy Field on Saturday in San Francisco.

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Protesters rally Saturday at San Francisco’s Alamo Park, which has been closed off by the Police Department.

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People practice yoga near San Francisco City Hall to warm up for a rally against far-right groups on Saturday.

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Protesters with signs watch other demonstrators make their way to San Francisco City Hall for a counter-demonstration on Saturday.

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Protesters gather outside the fences of Alamo Square Park in San Francisco on Saturday.

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Protesters hand out flowers near Alamo Square Park in San Francisco on Saturday.

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A large crowd sits in the middle of Hayes Street during a rally outside Alamo Park in San Francisco.

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Protesters against fascism gather outside Alamo Park in San Francisco while police close the park off Saturday.

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Protesters against fascism gather outside Alamo Park in San Francisco.

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Police close off Alamo Park, keeping counter-protesters from entering the area following the cancellation of a far-right rally.

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Activists sing and hold a candlelight vigil during a “Light Up the Night” rally in San Francisco on Friday night. Organizers of right-wing rallies planned for this weekend in San Francisco and Berkeley have canceled the events.

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Ian Oshaughnessy sings “We Are the World” with fellow activists during a “Light Up the Night” rally in San Francisco on Friday night.

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Activists sing during a candlelight “Light Up the Night” rally in advance of far-right rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley. Organizers have canceled the events, but city officials are still prepared for clashes between demonstrators and counter-protesters.

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A man holds a sign outside San Francisco City Hall on Friday at a rally in opposition to far-right events planned in the Bay Area this weekend. Organizers of the right-wing rallies canceled them.

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Entertainer MC Hammer speaks at a rally in San Francisco on Friday against anticipated far-right demonstrations scheduled this weekend, which have been canceled.

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A crowd gathers outside San Francisco City Hall to oppose far-right rallies that had been planned in the Bay Area this weekend.

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