Tensions Boil as Demonstrators Flock to Berkeley

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Demonstrators gather at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Demonstrators gather at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Demonstrators gather at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Police station themselves at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Police station themselves at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Demonstrators gather near the Crescent Lawn at the University of California, Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Demonstrators hold signs at the Crescent Lawn at the University of California, Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Demonstrators hold signs at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Demonstrators square off at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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A demonstrator holds a sign at the Crescent Lawn at the University of California, Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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A gas bomb ignites in Berkeley as a crowd disperses. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Protesters stand in front of police at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Police detain a protester at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Police detain a protester at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Police detain a protester at Civic Center Park in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Donald Trump supporter Johnny Benitez, left, argues his position with Steve Solomon during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Protesters gathered for a “Rally Against Hate” in response to a planned right-wing protest that raised concerns of clashes and prompted a large police presence. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Donald Trump supporter Arthur Schaper, left, argues his position with Mustafa Payrvand, center, and Christina Tunnah during a free speech rally Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Protesters gathered for a “Rally Against Hate” in response to a planned right-wing protest that raised concerns of clashes and prompted a large police presence. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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People hold up signs and shout while listening to speakers during a rally against hate in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
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A demonstrator holds a sign at a protest in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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A demonstrator makes a gesture during a protest in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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A demonstrator stands next to police at a protest in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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Demonstrators flash signs at a protest in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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A demonstrator makes a gesture during a protest in Berkeley. (Aug. 27, 2017)
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