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At least 7 injured during protest in Sacramento

27 June 2016

A rally by a nationalist group at California’s State Capitol in Sacramento became violent on 26 June when protesters clashed with the group, leaving at least seven people injured.

The two critically injured people had life-threatening stab wounds. The others suffered various cuts, bruises and stab wounds.

Videos posted on Twitter showed members of the nationalist group, the Traditionalist Worker Party, which had obtained a permit to demonstrate, brawling on the Capitol grounds with protesters. It was unclear whether the protesters were affiliated with any organisation.

Local news reports indicated that the nationalists were heavily outnumbered. News media reported that about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party had gathered at the Capitol for Sunday’s rally and that they were confronted by about 400 protesters.

Law enforcement officers, some on horseback, broke up the melee as others helped tend to the injured until medical personnel arrived. For several hours after the violence broke out, the Capitol was on lockdown as the police restored order to the area.

Adapted from the New York Times
 

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