A clash between members of a white supremacist group with counter-protesters at a rally outside the California state capitol on Sunday left at least 10 people injured, Sacramento police officials confirmed.
The rally was staged by the Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP), which is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a white nationalist extremist group. Matt Parrott, one of the party’s leaders, said the rally was part of a protest against violence erupted outside recent rallies by the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Yesterday’s melee fueled concerns that more violent protests could take place outside the upcoming major party conventions in Philadelphia and Cleveland, in the run-up to the November 8th presidential election.
When asked for a comment, Democratic strategist Steve Schale said, “With the eyes of the world’s media on both Philadelphia and Cleveland, no doubt there will be significant protests. The extreme rhetoric, combined with the nonstop media attention, does encourage these kinds of events.”
When members of the white supremacist group arrived at the capitol in Sacramento at around noon yesterday, counter-protesters from an organization called Anti-Fascist Action Sacramento promptly ran in and engaged in a fight.
The Sacramento Fire Department confirmed that a total of 10 people were treated at local hospitals for stabbing and laceration wounds. None of the injuries were, luckily, life-threatening. The building was immediately placed on lockdown.
A homeowner in Southeast Portland shot and killed an intruder early Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the Portland Police Department said in a news release.
Air cargo carrier Cathay Pacific Airways announced on Thursday that it would launch twice a week service to Portland, offering a new route for Asia-bound exports.
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Sightings of motorcyclists zipping through traffic and splitting lanes are not rare in heavily populated cities like Los Angeles.
California State Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Office has confirmed that subpoenas have been issued to oil refiners as part of its investigation into unusually high gasoline prices in the state during last year.
A California bill designed to change how schools in the state retain and fire teachers fell short in its first legislative vote on Wednesday.