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Pelosi condemns 'antifa' after Berkeley clashes

The Hill logo The Hill 8/30/2017 Brooke Seipel
Pelosi condemns 'anitfa' after Berkeley clashes © Provided by The Hill Pelosi condemns 'anitfa' after Berkeley clashes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday condemned the 'antifa' protesters who clashed with President Trump supporters in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday.

"Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts," Pelosi said in a statement. "The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted."

Pelosi's statements follow clashes on Sunday between supporters of Trump and counterprotesters clashed in Berkeley, Sunday.

Arrests, pepper spray and smoke bombs were reportedly used on Sunday after violence broke out among a handful of protesters. More than 1,000 people had turned out on Sunday, and most protesters were peaceful.

Reports indicate 14 people were arrested during the rally. Several of those targeted for violence were known for pro-Trump or far-right views, according to the Los Angeles Times and SFGate.


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