The California Highway Patrol is recommending 106 people be charged in connection with a wild brawl at the State Capitol last June between a white nationalist group and counter protesters.
The charges include 68 felonies and 514 misdemeanors. They range from assault with a deadly weapon to unlawful assembly.
The violence erupted during a permitted rally by The Traditionalist Workers Party. Members of that white nationalist group were confronted by counter protesters, including members of the anti-fascist group By Any Means Necessary. The CHP says the fighting resulted in 14 reported injuries and thousands of dollars in property damage to the Capitol grounds.
The CHP says its investigators faced several challenges throughout the investigation because many of those involved in the June 2016 incident had attempted to disguise their identities and and refused to cooperate.
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