(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Officials said at least seven people were stabbed after an alleged Nazi protest in Sacramento, California, turned violent on Sunday.
The rally was planned by the “Traditionalist Workers Party,” according to Sacramento Police, at the state capitol where counter protesters showed up in advance.
Counter protesters called the Traditionalist Worker Party “Nazis,” according to ABC affiliate KXTV in Sacramento.
Police were not immediately sure what triggered the violence, but said they were first notified of a stabbing around 11:45 a.m. Sunday.
The seven stabbing victims were transported to local hospitals, and officials said two people had life-threatening injuries.
The Traditionalist Worker Party says on its website that it “stands for Faith, Family, and Folk. Our party members share a common struggle to transfer power and resources from the corrupt and unaccountable federal government to community and regional leaders who stand for traditional values, strong families, and revived cultures.
“Localism and secessionism are central to our mission,” it says.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the TWP was formed in January 2015 as the political wing of the Traditionalist Youth Network, a group that tries to draw high school and college students into white nationalism.
This is a developing story. Check back for additional updates.
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