Via the Los Angeles Times:
A series of violent clashes this weekend involving neo-Nazis permitted to rally at the state Capitol was initiated not by the white nationalist group but by counter-protesters, a law enforcement official said Monday.
“If I had to say who started it and who didn’t, I’d say the permitted group didn’t start it,” said California Highway Patrol officer George Granada, a spokesman for its Protective Services division. “They came onto the grounds and were met almost instantly with a group of protesters there not to talk.”
The Traditionalist Worker Party had a permit to hold a rally on the Capitol grounds at noon, Granada said.
Waiting for them were counter-protesters, including members of the anti-fascist organization Antifa Sacramento, which had promoted a “Shut Down Nazi Rally” event on its website leading up to Sunday.
At least seven people stabbed in melee between neo-Nazis, counter-demonstraters in Sacramento Authorities said some of the stabbing victims are in critical condition.
A similar melee broke out in Anaheim earlier this year when members of the Ku Klux Klan announced they were holding a rally at a park. Counter-protesters showed up early and waited. When the first Klansmen arrived, they were set upon by the group.
Three people were stabbed at the Anaheim rally. At the Sacramento rally Sunday, seven people were stabbed and nine were hospitalized.
Once again, the lyin’ Los Angeles Times, like most of the media, leaves out the fact the Anaheim police said the violence at the KKK really was started by the leftists.
The dishonesty and bias coming from this piece is sickening. The Times even prominently featured a quote from “Yvette Felarca,” who is one of the left-wing terrorist ring-leaders with buttons to tweet it out and share it on Facebook:
Felarca, who was representing the group “By Any Means Necessary,” explicitly advocates for the use of violence to achieve political aims, which is the textbook definition of terrorism.
The BAMN group she’s a part of is labeled as a terrorist group by the FBI, nonetheless they’re what the Times would no doubt consider the “good type” of terrorists.
They addressed the fact police were no where to be seen:
Granada said more than 100 CHP and Sacramento police officers were at the park to keep the peace, but the ground spans five city blocks and violence broke out intermittently. Sacramento police found a loaded gun but the CHP didn’t recover any knives or other weapons, Granada said.
“It’s not like all that stuff is visible up until it’s about to be used… a lot of that stuff comes out of wherever,” he said. “We were prepared… it could’ve been much worse. Luckily there were no injuries to officers, tourists or people of the general public.”
“It could’ve been much worse,” but on the bright side, no cops got injured.
Great job, SacPD!