White nationalists celebrating ‘Year of Trump’ clash with protesters at DC conference
The event led to violent clashes.
Scores of demonstrators swarmed the conference venue in downtown D.C., Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, on Saturday afternoon shouting, “Fascists, we will shut you down!”
Images and videos of the protest show that at least one person was injured — a man reported to be a white nationalist who suffered a bloody gash across his forehead when he gets pummeled by a group of protesters. A man can be heard screaming “F–k Nazis!” in a video of the attack.
The weekend-long conference was organized by the alt-right think tank National Policy Institute to mark the emergence of the racist alt-right movement by way of the presidential campaign.