September 24 2021 03:30 pm

Violence Erupts as Protests Clash at Capitol, 10 Injured

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SACRAMENTO — Several fights broke out Sunday morning at the State Capitol as protests clashed.

A march planned by the Traditionalist Worker Party, often linked to white supremacy and far-right causes, had planned a rally at the Capitol and was met by resistance from an Antifa Sacramento counter-protest.

Ten people were injured in the clash, including nine men and one woman. At least two people are in critical condition. Eight of the injured are at UC Davis Medical Center. The condition of the patients ranges from good to critical. It was not immediately clear which group the victims belonged to, though it appeared many were from the Antifa counter protest.

No arrests have been made.

After the chaos erupted, the “original” protest from the Traditionalist Working Party was canceled. The scene was virtually cleared by 2:30 p.m., leaving just signs and bloodied bandages and handkerchiefs behind.

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Streets around the Capitol were shut down for several hours. The Capitol Building itself remained on lockdown after the protesters left. Those inside the Capitol at the time of the attack — both tourists and employees — were told to stay inside the building, many took shelter in the basement.

The people who were inside have since been allowed to leave.

The Capitol usually closes at 5 p.m., but CHP officers say the door will likely remained locked for the rest of the day.

Sacramento Police confirmed a gun was found on Capitol grounds after protesters cleared out.

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