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Trump Supporters, Counter-Protesters Clash in Berkeley, California

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Image: Trump supporters clash with protesters at the "Patriots Day" free speech rally on April 15, in Berkeley.
Trump supporters clash with protesters at a 'Patriots Day' free speech rally Saturday in Berkeley, California.Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images

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Wild street brawls between supporters of President Donald Trump and anti-fascist activists led to 11 injuries and 20 arrests in Berkeley, California, police said.

The clashes occurred amid a "Patriots Day" rally Saturday and a counter-protest organized by Antifa, the anti-fascist group, NBC Bay area reported.

The events were unrelated to 150 marches planned across the country on Saturday that called on Trump to release his tax returns.

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Video captured by NBC Bay Area showed people wearing helmets and using flag poles, skateboards and fists to attack and defend themselves.

At one point, a crowd of black-clad demonstrators could be seen kicking someone in U.S.-flag-patterned pants who had fallen to the pavement.

Image: A man gets hit in Berkeley
A man is hit during pro- and anti-Trump rallies Saturday in Berkeley, California.Josh Edelson / AFP - Getty Images

Another video purports to show a white nationalist man punching a woman in the face.

The protest of roughly 200 people began Saturday morning in the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park and swelled to more than twice than that by 4 p.m. (7 p.m. ET), NBC Bay Area reported.

Image: Trump supporters face off with protesters
Trump supporters face off with protesters Saturday in Berkeley, California.Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images

In a statement, Berkeley police said officers confiscated dozens of weapons, including a stun gun, mace, knives, bear spray, an ax handle, pepper spray and a can filled with concrete.

The clashes occurred a little more than a month after a similarly violent "March 4 Trump" rally, the station reported.

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