Friday, April 14, 2017

Farmers’ market to close as Berkeley braces for pro-Trump rally


SfGate.com -- by Micheal Bodley -- 

The Berkeley farmers’ market that has been open for business every Saturday for 30 years, save the time gale-force winds shut it down, will close this weekend as organizers fear the fallout from a second rally in as many months supporting President Trump in the liberal East Bay city.

The Ecology Center Farmers’ Market next to Civic Center Park decided earlier this week to shutter itself Saturday because of concerns of more violence from the “free speech rally” set to start at noon in Civic Center Park, said Martin Bourque, the executive director.

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