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15 Arrested in Violent Pro and Anti-Trump Skirmish in Berkeley, CA (Video)

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Police Continuing to Monitor the Situation

Two separate rallies were held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park today in Berkeley, California – one in support of Donald Trump and the other in opposition of the president. Despite a makeshift barrier between the two events, violence soon erupted.

As NBC’s Bay Area affiliate reported, the Berkeley police released in a statement that “there continues to be a number of large fights, some property damage and numerous projectiles being thrown, including fireworks.”

Though they further reported that prior to the events, city leaders “banned pipes, bats, bricks, rocks, glass bottles, shields, pepper spray, sticks and other potentially dangerous items,” many of these items have been confiscated by police following the violence in the park – including a knife, stun gun, flagpoles and “other contraband.”

Fifteen people have been arrested according to the San Francisco ABC affiliate, and police continue to monitor the situation. Berkeley police have asked that anyone with photos or videos of the clash share them with police at policecityofberkeley.info or http://bit.ly/berkvideo.

Video and live accounts of the clash from Twitter can be seen below, but NCRM cautions that some readers may find some content disturbing:

 

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GOP MASS EXODUS: Far Right Wing Anti-LGBTQ Republican Who Called Obama a ‘Dictator’ Announces Retirement From Congress

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The GOP mass exodus continues. U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, a six-term Republican representing the people of Georgia, has just announced he will retire at the end of his term. Graves, who is 49 years old, may be best known for calling then-President Barack Obama a “dictator” in 2016.

Rep. Graves announced his retirement just one day after the House completed its third impeachment hearing, and just after Speaker Pelosi announced she has requested the drafting of Articles of Impeachment against President Trump.

Graves becomes the 24th Republican who has resigned or announced their retirement from the House during the 116th Congress.

Graves is virulently anti-LGBTQ and anti-women, He has voted repeatedly against allowing any federal funds to go to Planned Parenthood or to fund abortions. He voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. And in the face of growing support for same-sex marriage, Rep. Graves voted to enshrine the “right” to voice anti-gay opinions into law.

“As we all do, I’m entering a new season in life,” Graves said in a statement announcing his retirement, according to The Hill. “An exciting season. So, the time has come for me to pass the baton. Now it’s my turn to cheer, support and sacrifice for those who have done the same for me over the last two decades.”

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‘Don’t Mess With Me’: Speaker Pelosi Destroys Reporter for Asking if She ‘Hates’ Trump (Video)

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addressed reporters late Thursday morning, and after concluding her remarks and answering their questions she walked off the stage, but stopped in her tracks when one reporter asked: “Do you hate the President, Madam Speaker?”

The Speaker whipped around, pointed her finger at him and responded, “I don’t hate anybody.”

“Don’t you accuse me,” Pelosi railed.

“I still pray for the president all the time,” she continued, a statement she has made repeatedly over the past few years.

“I was raised in a Catholic house. I don’t hate anybody,” the Speaker said, chastising the reporter. “Not anybody in the world.”

“As a Catholic I resent you using the word ‘hate,'” she added. “So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”

A Vice News senior political reporter says, “I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her this visibly angry.”

One Washington Post and CNN reporter tweeted she has never seen the Speaker that upset.

Another Politico reporter called it a “very tense moment.”

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The reporter who asked the question reportedly works for the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group:

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THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

Pelosi Formally Requests House Draft Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald Trump: ‘Facts Are Uncontested’

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A somber Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed the nation Wednesday morning, invoking words from the nation’s founding documents, warning of a monarch king, to announce she is requesting the House of Representatives draft Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“The facts are uncontested: The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit,” the Speaker charged.

“Our democracy is what’s at stake,” Pelosi added. “The president has engaged in an abuse of power.”

“The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.”

“With allegiance to our Founders,” the Speaker added.

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