Protesters stabbed at California Capitol

NC_protesters0627_1500x845Sacrament, Calif. (KCRA) — Ten people were injured during a clash between anti-fascists and white supremacists at the California State Capitol in Sacramento Sunday.

The Traditionalist Workers Party, a group the Police describe as a white supremacist group, was conducting a scheduled a protest at noon when a group of counter-protesters showed up to demonstrate against them.

A large fight broke out between the two groups. About 400 anti-fascists confronted about 30 white supremacists.

The anti-fascist group known as the Black Bloc threw pieces of concrete, rocks and smashed the glass at the Capitol.

Police say seven people were stabbed – including two critically – and three others suffered minor injuries.

The injured are believed to be members of The Traditionalist Workers Party… A group that describes itself as committed to fighting discrimination against whites.

Several members of the Black Bloc assaulted KCRA’s Mike Luery and his photographer, making it clear they did not want documentation of their destruction of the Capitol.

“Well that’s what you get for messing with the Black Bloc,” a protester said.

The Black Bloc wear all black clothing with hoodies over their heads and bandanas over their faces to mask their identities, officials said.

All the people who were injured are expected to survive.

A gun was found at the scene and turned into police, but no gunshots were reportedly fired.

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