Tuesday 22 August 2017

Trump protests in pictures: Daggers, metal pipes and bricks confiscated and number of arrests made

A Trump supporter is injured after sides clash at a rally for President Donald Trump at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley Photo: (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
A Trump supporter is injured after sides clash at a rally for President Donald Trump at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley Photo: (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
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Hundreds of people gathered at sites around the US over the weekend to join rallies backing President Donald Trump.

From Colorado to California, Trump supporters waving life-size cut outs of the president took to US streets.

Clashes broke out in Berkeley, California where 10 people were arrested after counter-protesters confronted each other in a rally that turned violent and left seven people injured.

Police said a dagger, metal pipes, bats, pieces of lumber and bricks were confiscated.

Meanwhile, six people protesting against a railly in St Paul, Minnesota, were arrested on felony riot charges after they lit fireworks inside the Minnesota State Capitol.

In Washington, four demonstrators were arrested at a rally in support of Mr Trump.

A demonstrator in support of U.S. President Donald Trump (L) scuffles with a counter-protester during a
A demonstrator in support of U.S. President Donald Trump (L) scuffles with a counter-protester during a "People 4 Trump" rally in Berkeley, California Photo: Reuters/Stephen Lam

Around 200 people rallied in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in a show of support for Mr Trump, and i n Lansing, Michigan, another 200 supporters rallied on one side of the state Capitol while 100 critics gathered on another side.

Organisers said rallies to support the President were planned in about 50 cities nationwide, including New York, Nashville, Tennessee, Austin, Texas, and Denver, Colorado.

Anti-Trump protesters try to take a large piece of wood away from a Trump supporter at a rally for President Donald Trump at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
Anti-Trump protesters try to take a large piece of wood away from a Trump supporter at a rally for President Donald Trump at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)

Most rallies were peaceful, but in some cities, counter-protesters attended the events, leading to confrontations.

A demonstrator supporting U.S. President Donald Trump (L) holds a shield as a group of men punch a counter demonstrator Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam
A demonstrator supporting U.S. President Donald Trump (L) holds a shield as a group of men punch a counter demonstrator Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam
A demonstrator supporting U.S. President Donald Trump chants against counter-demonstrators Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam
A demonstrator supporting U.S. President Donald Trump chants against counter-demonstrators Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

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