On Sunday, as Antifa members confronted right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley, California, some extremists threw explosives at Berkeley Police and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office mutual aid officers, while members of Antifa reportedly used hammers to smash the windows of a Marine Corps recruiting office.
Fox News reported:
The incident began percolating days earlier when two groups announced plans for a "No to Marxism" rally at the city's Civic Center Park, an announcement that prompted plans for a "Sweep Out The Fascists" march. A counter-rally drew hundreds of people downtown.
On Friday, police issued a list banning masks and items that could be used as weapons, such as metal pipes, baseball bats, glass bottles, pepper spray, knives or daggers, shields and slingshots, according to KTVU.
But many demonstrators showed up in masks anyway. The Berkeley police reported, “An extremist element amongst a large group marched westbound by the Berkeley Way parking lot, smashing 21 city vehicles and slashing City vehicle tires, and setting one City vehicle on fire. Three minor dumpster fires were extinguished.”
At least 20 people were arrested.