27 Jun 2016

Violent clashes between white nationalists and protesters in California

9:18 am on 27 June 2016

Multiple people have been stabbed in clashes between competing groups at a rally by white nationalists in California.

Clashes between competing groups at a rally by white nationalists in California.

There have been violent clashes between competing groups at a rally by white nationalists in California. Photo: Twitter @ABC10Frances

The violence occurred outside the state's capitol building in Sacramento.

The Sacramento Fire Department said seven people had been taken to hospital, two with life-threatening stab wounds.

The violence is understood to have involved people from the nationalist rally the Traditionalist Worker party and a group of counter-protesters.

ABC10 reporter Frances Wang was filming as the protests turned violent.

(Warning video contains disturbing images).

A fire department spokesman said there was a "very large melee" when the two groups met.

A large number of police and emergency services are at the scene, he said.