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Violent Berkeley Protester Hits Peaceful Demonstrator with Hammer (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Anti-police brutality protests erupted for a second time on Sunday night in Berkeley, California, but some of the protesters turned violent.

A video (below) shot by Berkeleyside reporter Emilie Raguso shows an unidentified man wearing a bicycle helmet trying to stop protesters from looting a Radio Shack store, notes CBS San Francisco.

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However, after a few seconds, one of the protesters strikes the man in the head with a hammer.

The injured man was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Raguso told Berkeleyside that after the brutal assault several masked protesters told people to stop taking photos and filming videos.

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Some protesters smashed windows and looted stores in Berkeley during protests on Sunday and Saturday nights.

The protests were supposed to oppose a New York grand jury’s vote not to indict a white NYPD police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man.

Sources: Berkeleyside, CBS San Francisco