Shocking Footage Captures Antifa Ambush
Antifa counterprotesters also hurled shoddy homemade explosives at police and sheriff's deputies. No members of law enforcement were hurt. However, reports indicate property damage appears significant – with a Marine Corps recruiting office vandalized. (Fox News)
In a series of photos posted to Twitter by filmmaker Ford Fischer, members of Antifa can be seen smashing the windows of the U.S. Marines Corps recruiting office on Shattuck Avenue.
No police were around as the black bloc traveled down the street, and a handful used hammers to smash the windows of Shattuck Ave US Marine Corps Recruiting office. pic.twitter.com/YeBwEJvopV— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) August 5, 2018
"No police were around as the black bloc traveled down the street, and a handful used hammers to smash the windows of Shattuck Ave US Marine Corps Recruiting office," Fischer wrote in a tweet.
He added: "After I filmed the antifa break the Marine Corps office window and throw a torch into a dumpster, one of them called a few over to confront me. They basically told me to leave, implying attack if I didn't. I left. 'Get the f--- back. Cops aren't here. They won't help you."
Besides the damage to the Marine Corps post, Berkeley police also said "an extremist element among a large group" damaged 21 city vehicles, setting one on fire, and slashed their tires. The group also set fires in trash bins, which were extinguished quickly. Officials did not identify the "extremist element."
Plans for the far-left counterprotest began materializing days earlier when the right-wing group announced plans for a "No to Marxism" rally at Berkeley Civic Center Park.
We have made 17 arrests, and, if necessary, we will continue to make more. We're also continuing to confiscate weapons. pic.twitter.com/xJVYrdD2ag— Berkeley Police (@berkeleypolice) August 5, 2018