A fight broke out at a rally of opponents of mandatory vaccination against coronavirus near the Los Angeles City Hall; one man was stabbed, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
According to the local edition of the Los Angeles Times, on Saturday, at about 14.00 local time, a crowd of several hundred people gathered for a rally against mandatory vaccination near the city hall. Many of them showed American flags and inscriptions calling for “medical freedom.” Their opponents – several dozen people – gathered for a counter-protest; as a result, a skirmish occurred.
“We are at the scene to maintain order after a fight broke out. We are aware of one man who was stabbed and who is being treated by (employees of) the LAFD (Los Angeles Fire Department),” the police department said on Twitter.
“No arrests were made, but the investigation is ongoing,” the police stressed.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the protesters, who were not wearing masks, also shouted at a reporter of a local radio station, one person resorted to kicking. Reporter Frank Stolze told police that he was attacked when he was trying to get an interview.