Video: Seven People Stabbed At Neo-Nazi Event In Sacramento [Updated]

Several people were injured during a clash between neo-Nazis and counter-demonstrators outside the Capitol in Sacramento, California, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to initial reports, the number of injured people stood at five. Officials from the Sacramento Fire Department have described the incident as a “mass casualty event,” reports said. Many of the individuals were transported to nearby hospitals. Their conditions are not currently known. However, there are reports of some of the injuries being of a critical nature.

Currently, most of the source of information pertaining to the attacks are social media posts by people and reporters who were near the scene of the attack. Several images posted on social media networks like Twitter and Facebook show blood on the sidewalk of the park where the incident happened. Several police officers are also seen in the images securing the area.

A dramatic video showing the attack taking place was broadcast by ABC 10. We have embedded the video below.

We have also embedded a few tweets below by ABC 10 reporter Frances Wang, who was there to cover the event.

The incident happened during a rally organized by a neo-Nazi group affiliated to the Traditionalist Worker Party. According to The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization that tracks extremist groups, the group is among a “new breed of white nationalist organizations that fielded candidates in local elections.” The SPLC had also talked about a possible violent confrontation happening today after they found that the California Highway Patrol had granted a permit to the Traditionalist Worker Party to conduct a rally at the Capitol’s west side on June 26. Following this revelation, several posts on social media platforms encouraged anti-fascism activists to oppose the rally.

A flyer released by Anti-Fascist Action Sacramento read as follows.

“On Sunday, June 26 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party, Golden State Skinheads, Blood & Honor, National Socialist Movement and Ku Klux Klan are holding a rally at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. Although it is shaping up to be the largest white power rally on the west coast in some time, antifascists are determined to shut them down. Anti-Fascist Action Sacramento is organizing a direct action to confront these bigots, deny them a platform to promote hate and to make sure they know they are not welcome on our streets or in our communities. We are calling to everyone, young and old, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or identity, religion or lack of to unite. Fighting fascism is a moral duty, not a political one! Ignoring them only perpetuates white supremacy!”

An estimated 500 members of AntiFa Sac were estimated to appear for the “showdown.” It is currently not known how many people actually turned up.

As for the Traditionalist Worker Party, it was founded by white nationalist Matthew Heimbach. Mathew was in the news earlier this year for shoving a black female protester at a Donald Trump rally.

This is how the party describes itself on its Facebook page.

“The Traditionalist Worker Party is America’s first political party created by and for working families. Our mission is defending faith, family, and folk against the politicians and oligarchs who are running America into the ground. We intend to achieve that goal by building a nationwide network of grassroots local leaders who will lead Americans toward a peaceful and prosperous future free from economic exploitation, federal tyranny, and anti-Christian degeneracy.”

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