Posted by on March 4, 2017
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(BANT) – At least three people have been injured and at least five people have been arrested this afternoon at a March 4 Trump protest in Berkeley, a police spokesman said.

The protest started at about noon at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park at 2151 Martin Luther King Junior Way.

At 4:42 p.m. some protesters were still in the park, spokesman Officer Byron White said. But he could not say how many people participated in the protest.

Two groups were involved. One was offering support for President Donald Trump while the other was protesting against the president.

Neither group got a permit to protest, White said.

“We would like these events to be successful,” he said. But without taking the right steps, such as getting permit, it hinders the city’s ability to help, White said.

BART officials closed the Downtown Berkeley BART station for about an hour because of the protest.
According to police, some demonstrators left the park and marched on Allston Way, which is one block from the BART
station.

Trains were not stopping at the station, but as of 4:25 p.m. the station was open and trains were making regular stops.