At least 10 people have been injured as a result of violence between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters in Sacramento, California, officials say.
Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said at least seven of the injured had sustained stab wounds – two of them critical- while nine people were hospitalized.
The clash erupted when a planned march of neo-Nazi groups on the state capitol grounds was met by hundreds of protesters who denounced them as “Nazi scum.”
According to authorities and witnesses, the violence began almost immediately and lasted 20 minutes before it was ended by police.
The Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) had planned the event and had a permit for the rally, police confirmed.
Describing itself as a “white nationalist” group, TWP said the event was scheduled to “protest against globalization and in defense of the right to free expression.”
According to local media, the rally was held in conjunction…