10 people stabbed at neo-Nazi rally in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At least ten people were stabbed Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of right-wing extremists groups that planned to hold a rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol Officer George Granada said about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party were gathering for a rally around noon Sunday when they were met by about 400 counter-protesters and a fight broke out.

As people tried to leave the area, smaller fights broke out, Granada said. He said no arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon.460x (7)

He said the Capitol remained on lockdown three hours after the large fight broke out but that things had calmed down and only about 70 “anti-fascists” remained in the area.


— Ten people have been stabbed outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento.

Chris Harvey with Sacramento Fire Department reported that two people have critical injuries.
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The victims were identified as 9 males and 1 female who were all present while a protest took place, though McPhail said it was still unclear whether and how they were involved.

The Traditionalist Workers Party had scheduled and received a permit to protest at noon Sunday in front of the Capitol. McPhail says a group of counter-protesters showed up to demonstrate against them.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has described TWP as a group formed in 2015 as the political wing of the Traditionalist Youth Network, which aims to “indoctrinate high school and college students into white nationalism.”

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a clash between a right-wing protesters and counter protesters that left at least six people with stab wounds (all times local):

1:24 p.m.

Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey says emergency crews transported six people who were stabbed outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento.

Harvey says a rally by KKK and other right-wing extremists groups turned violent Sunday when they were met by counterprotesters.

He says a large fight broke out after people carrying sticks rushed into the area where the rally was being held.

Harvey says California Highway Patrol officers managed to break up the large fight but that some members of both groups remain in the area.

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1:05 p.m.

Five people have been stabbed outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento. 460x (3)

Officer Matt McPhail with the Sacramento Police Department says none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

The victims were all present while a protest took place, though McPhail said it was still unclear whether and how they were involved.

The Traditionalist Workers Party had scheduled and received a permit to protest at noon Sunday in front of the Capitol. McPhail says a group of counter-protesters showed up to demonstrate against them.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has described TWP as a group formed in 2015 as the political wing of the Traditionalist Youth Network, which aims to “indoctrinate high school and college students into white nationalism.”

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