At least five people were injured – several of whom were stabbed – Sunday when friction between neo-Nazi and counter demonstrators in Sacramento turned violent, The LA Times reported.
Five patients were transported to area hospitals, “some with critical trauma stab wounds,” the Sacramento Fire Department said on Twitter.
The injuries were the result of what the Sacramento Fire Department described as a “mass casualty event.”
The neo-Nazi group had planned a demonstration for several weeks, The LA Times reported, and counter protesters were evidently well organized and prepared for the event.
The clashes occurred near the State Capitol.
Video shot by an ABC10 reporter of several fights showed the two groups bashing each other with sticks and throwing objects in a violent, chaotic fracas. Blood stains were visible on the ground and several of those involved were bleeding following the fights, including two neo-Nazis visibly bleeding from their heads.
UPDATE: 5 patients transported to area hospitals from Capitol incident, some with critical trauma stab wounds. pic.twitter.com/wO1yqlvfOA
— SacFire PIO (@SacFirePIO) June 26, 2016