Photo Essay: Alt-right rally in Civic Center Park

Berkeley — Political polarization led to the aggressive opposition at Civil Center Park in Berkeley Calif. on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Both left and right wing protesters arrived on scene at 10 a.m. The day progress to having physical altercations between the right and the left wing protesters with heavy police supervision and involvement. At noon, Antifa members crossed the police barricade, thus leading to more physical altercations between the left and the right demonstrators. The rally in Civil Center Park came to an end with a march to Ohlone Park.

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Protester expresses support for same-sex marriage in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Woman and man get into verbal opposition in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Man gets escorted out for having an anarchy mask in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Women lead the demonstrators out of the Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Man is accused of being a fascist for carrying an American Flag in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Protester expresses anger towards transgender woman and Trump supporter in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Student is surrounded and accused of being a fascist for wearing a maga hat in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Student is dragged out of violence after being accused of being a fascist in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Antifa members cross the barricade and use purple smoke canisters in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Myriad of Antifa members saturate Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Protesters pepper spray and physically assault accused fascists in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Al Letson — host of Reveal — defends accused fascist from being further physically assaulted in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
Man pokes at tear gas canister with cane while police shoot paintballs and release tear gas at the intersection of Allston and McKinley St. in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
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Alt-right protester is physically assaulted in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.
A man wears a mask in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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