Updated Sunday Aug. 27 at 4:10 p.m.
More than 3,000 people marched through the streets of Berkeley on Sunday, toting signs reading "Not in our town," playing music and chanting "No hate, no fear," to protest plans for a far-right rally that was scrapped by the organizer before it began.
The festive but defiant crowd was mostly peaceful until the early afternoon, when skirmishes broke out between black-clad anti-fascist protesters and a few far-right supporters at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, where marchers had gathered. Thirteen people were arrested and two taken to the hospital, said Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin.
People hit the streets to protest the "No to Marxism in America" rally planned for MLK Civic Center Park -- though its organizer asked supporters late Saturday not to show up. The rally had been expected to draw white supremacist and nationalist groups, but only a few far-right supporters turned out.