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A nation divided: Events across America plagued with violence

The scene of violence in Berkeley over the past weekend was one all too familiar for Americans who have frequented the kinds of political rallies we've seen across the country since the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.

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A nation divided: Events across America plagued with violence

The scene of violence in Berkeley over the past weekend was one all too familiar for Americans who have frequented the kinds of political rallies we've seen across the country since the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Thirteen people were arrested in Berkeley following brawls and unrest over what thousands of counter protesters deemed hate speech from event organizer Joey Gibson. He cancelled a “free speech” event as a protective measure stemming from threats he received from left-wing radicals known as anti-fascists or “antifa.” Despite cancelling the event, Gibson found himself surrounded by groups of people dressed in black with garments concealing their faces in the heart of Berkeley before police were able to prevent any harm to the controversial Trump supporter.