Amidst raucous protests in Berkeley, California, a number protestors who appeared to be supporters of President Tump posed in front of cameras giving the Nazi salute.
A Mother Jones reporter uploaded photos of the salutes on Twitter.
Straight up nazis in Berkeley. Guy on left said he was a “national socialist. pic.twitter.com/99Q8wzpOc5— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump I remember when you condemned the Berkeley Milo protests. Waiting on your thoughts on actual nazis and fascists showing up pic.twitter.com/yrNOhjX2sA— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 16, 2017
Another symbol associated with the “alt-right” appeared at the protests — frogs. One man carried a hand-painted sign of Pepe the Frog, the mascot of the “alt-right.” Another wore a flag emblazoned with the word “Kek,” a reference to an invented frog deity, popular in “alt-right” circles.
Berkeley. pic.twitter.com/avEmEnAwWP— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) April 15, 2017
At least 21 people were arrested as Trump supporters and opponents clashed Saturday at a park in Berkeley, according to CNN. Eleven people were injured, with seven transported to the hospital.
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Pro-Trump Protestors Give Nazi Salute In Berkeley