White Nationalist Rally At California Capitol Turns Violent

Several people were hospitalized with stab wounds in Sacramento after a Traditionalist Worker Party rally turned into a brawl with counter-protesters.
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White Nationalist Rally At California Capitol Turns Violent

The Sacramento Fire Department said 10 people were injured after a brawl broke out in front of the California Capitol.

The Traditionalist Worker Party, a white nationalist group, held a rally to protest globalization Sunday afternoon. But the protesters were vastly outnumbered by an estimated 400 counter-protesters.

Sacramento police said counter-protesters swarmed the rally, and a fight started right away. Demonstrators reportedly called the rally participants Nazis, and several came armed with batons and shields.

Ten people were injured, and at least five people were hospitalized with stab wounds following the melee. Two of the injuries were life-threatening, and no arrests were reported.

We don't know which group the injured protesters represented, but it appears the counter-protesters received the brunt of the injuries. Still, the anti-fascist group is calling its day a success after the California Highway Patrol canceled the original demonstration.

This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from The Sacramento BeeKXTVKTXL and KOVR.