A group of several hundred people holding American flags, Trump memorabilia and signs calling for “medical freedom” arrived at Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday around 2 p.m., the Los Angeles Times reported. A small group of counter protesters gathered nearby. About a half-an-hour later a fight broke out between the protesters and counter protesters.
Video from the scene shows groups of people brawling at the scene.
Frank Stoltze, a reporter for KPCC radio, tweeted he was at the protests and was “shoved, kicked and my eyeglasses were ripped off of my face by a group of guys at a protest – outside City Hall.”
It’s not clear exactly how the fight broke out or who was involved, but the Los Angeles Police Department says a man was stabbed and was in serious condition.
There have been over 617,096 deaths in America since the pandemic has begun.
This is where we are as a nation. Violence is part of the political spectrum daily in our streets. Right wing thugs with clear support from the missing police. We cannot accept this. It will get worse. https://t.co/4zWRagzI0S— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) August 15, 2021
Unprovoked brutal assault just now in DTLA on journalists including @TinaDesireeBerg by Proud Boy Adam Kiefer, Capitol rioter Tony Moon, and antivaxxer Roman Gilbert from Covina. As usual the LAPD lets it happen. pic.twitter.com/9O5Ig52Enh— Chad Loder (@chadloder) August 14, 2021