Members of the extremist left-wing movement “Antifa” and the Democratic Socialists of America swarmed the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. in a demonstration against a “March Against Marxism” rally that never happened.
Black-clad belligerents carrying red flags reportedly assaulted bystanders and turned their ire on largely passive police officers who were standing by to monitor the situation. Many participants called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. Some carried rainbow banners with recent tweets by Chelsea Manning like “We Got This.”
The “March Against Marxism” was a planned protest that had nothing to do with the alt-right, but it was canceled after receiving threats from the militant leftist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). BAMN claimed it was a “neo-Nazi” rally, but the rally itself was organized by a transgender woman and other like-minded people who opposed the spread of Marxism in Berkeley.
Despite the cancellation, some Marchers showed up to interact with Antifa, but were harassed and assaulted.