Multiple Arrests Made in Berkeley Amid Counter-Protests

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Four individuals have been placed into custody, according to local police.

Police on Tuesday arrested at least four people during a small but tense rally staged by a politically conservative group at the University of California, Berkeley.

The protest was led by Joey Gibson, leader of a group called Patriot Prayer, and supporters including Kyle Chapman, a self-described "American nationalist."

Counter-protesters got into shouting matches with supporters inside an "empathy tent" set up on campus and later in a city park.

Police said they arrested four people, including left-wing activist Yvonne Felarca, for battery and resisting arrest.

Three men were arrested on charges including possession of body armor, carrying a banned weapon and participating in a riot.

Gibson called for the rally after student organizers this week canceled a planned "Free Speech Week" that was to feature right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos.