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UPDATE: 7 people hospitalized during rally

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Authorities say at least seven people were hospitalized with stab wounds after a clash between members of right-wing groups and "anti-fascists" outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento.

California Highway Patrol Officer George Granada says about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party gathered at the capitol for a rally when they were met by about 400 counter-protesters and a fight broke out around noon Sunday.

Granada says the capitol is still on lockdown three hours after the fight broke out but that things have calmed down and only about 70 "anti-fascists" remain in the area.

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Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey says emergency crews transported six people who were stabbed outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento.

Harvey says a rally by KKK and other right-wing extremists groups turned violent Sunday when they were met by counterprotesters.

He says a large fight broke out after people carrying sticks rushed into the area where the rally was being held.

Harvey says California Highway Patrol officers managed to break up the large fight but that some members of both groups remain in the area.

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