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Triggered: Arrests made as’March 4th Trump rallies turn violent

March 6, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Triggered: Arrests made as’March 4th Trump rallies turn violent

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Arrests were made across the country as hundreds of people rallied in support President Trump on Saturday.

Demonstrators from Colorado’s state capitol to New York’s Trump Tower and the Washington Monument were seen holding up life-size cutouts of the President as well as waving “Deplorables for Trump” posters.

However, not every rally went off without an issue.

Authorities in Berkeley, California said ten individuals were taken into custody after Trump supporters and counter-protesters fought during a rally that turned violent and left seven hurt. None of the injured were hospitalized.

Rumble across America: Chaos erupts during March 4th Trump protest across the U.S.

Furthermore, six people protesting in St. Paul, Minnesota were arrested on felony riot charges after they sparked fireworks inside of the Minnesota State Capitol and ran.

Approximately 400 people attended the event, and about 50 people came to protest the rally.

In Nashville, two were arrested as protesters fought with Trump supporters at the Tennessee Capitol. In Olympia, Washington, state officers said four demonstrators were detained at a support for Trump rally, according to KOMO-TV. The station indicated that the demonstrators allegedly assaulted an officer.

Near Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach Post revealed that people on both sides traded profanities.

In Ohio, a 57-year-old supporter of the President, Margaret Howe said she grows increasingly concerned that a civil war could break out.

“We did not want something like this to happen,” she stated, adding, “We came out today because Trump deserves to see he has people for him. It’s just all sad.”

A crowd of counter-protesters gathered nearby, separated from the event by police tape. They yelled “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA” and held signs with messages that said: “Your vote was a hate crime.”

In other parts of the U.S., rallies remained peaceful.

A Trump supporter is injured after sides clash at a rally for President Donald Trump in Berkley, California

In Pennsylvania, the Erie Times-News reported that about 100 people gathered at a plaza in Erie for a similar demonstration. “We’ve got to get the whole country behind this man,” Richard Brozell, 75, said, who along with his wife braved the mid-20s temperatures to attend.

In Augusta, Maine, over 100 people came to the event that was supposed to last three hours but ended early because of the freezing temperature.

At a rally in North Carolina, attendees said the dishonest media and left-wing politicians were bordering on sedition in their hostility toward the president.

Tensions were sometimes high at the “free speech” protest on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Photo: David Yee

Some men were seen walking through the Raleigh event carrying a Trump as well as a Confederate flag. Just behind the rally was a handful of protesters, some of whom blasted air horns to try to disrupt the event.

According to the Washington Post, In Indianapolis, 30 Trump supporters gathered at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis to criticize what they see as unfair treatment of the president.

A local organizer, 61-year-old Patty Collins, said the President’s opponents “aren’t giving him a chance.”

In Texas, Austin police said that about 300 people gathered in support of the Commander-in-Chief in an event outside the Capitol during rain.

Organizer Jennifer Drabbant said there had been many protests against Trump that she and others wanted to show there are individuals who still support him.

Numerous people have rallied in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in a show of support for Trump.

The Virginian-Pilot reported that approximately 200 Trump backers showed up for an event at a park on Saturday. Some carried American flags, and others sported “Make America Great Again” hats and Trump T-shirts.

In Lansing, Michigan, 200 supporters of the president rallied on one side of the state Capitol while 100 protestors gathered on another side.

“Agree with him or not, he is our president, and I think what I see happening in D.C. and with the Democrats — it can’t stand,” said attendee Gary Taylor, 60.

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