>> Violence, arrests, and injuries in Berkeley, California on Sunday, as a right-wing rally was met by thousands of counter-protestors, giving way to heated clashes. Mass counter-protestors in black stormed over police barricades while police tried to keep order, leading people away from the scene. Reuters Ann Saphir reports. Thousands of people are out to protest what was billed as a No to Marxism in America rally.
The rally itself was cancelled a couple of days ago, but the person who organized it was actually here earlier. She was surrounded by protestors and herded out of the park as they chanted, Nazi, go home. The people who are remaining here in the park have, as you can see the anti-fa are behind me.
There are people holding No to Racism signs.>> Police had to escort most of the right-wing demonstrators out of the park. But as things wound down, authorities pulled back, keeping a distance from counter-protesters to try and minimize violence, Berkeley's police chief later defending that decision.>> And the question has to be, does it make sense to get into a major use of force over grassy area?
The need to separate very much vanished.>> This was the second day officers had to mobilize across the city for a tense weekend of planned political marches.>> Whoa, whoa!