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Man stabbed as hundreds of anti-vaccine protesters and Antifa brawl outside Los Angeles City Hall

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A MAN was stabbed and a radio reporter was beaten up when a massive brawl erupted outside Los Angeles City Hall between suspected Antifa and anti-vaxxers.

Anti-vaccine demonstrators draped in American flag clothing and various Trump memorabilia were protesting outside City Hall, calling for “medical freedom”.

Anti-vaccination demonstrators clash with counter-protesters during an anti-vaccination protest in front of the City Hall in Los Angeles

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Anti-vaccination demonstrators clash with counter-protesters during an anti-vaccination protest in front of the City Hall in Los AngelesCredit: AP
Los Angeles Police officer Gutierrez, left, puts pressure on the open wound of a demonstrator, who was stabbed during the clashes

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Los Angeles Police officer Gutierrez, left, puts pressure on the open wound of a demonstrator, who was stabbed during the clashesCredit: AP

But counter-protesters dressed in black could be seen spraying mace at the anti-vaxxers who were yelling death threats at them, the LA Times reported.

About half an hour into the stand-off yesterday, a fight broke out.

The LAPD confirmed one man had been stabbed during the brawl.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is in serious condition.

No arrests have been made but an investigation is ongoing, cops say.

Demonstrators billed the rally as taking a stand against requiring Covid-19 jabs, so-called vaccine passports and masks.

One protester could be heard screaming “unmask them all” while others lashed out towards TV news camera operators.

Even though there is no blanket rule forcing people to get vaccinated in California, some cities are now requiring proof of vaccination.

KPCC radio reporter Frank Stolze was seen walking out of the park near City Hall being rounded on by anti-mask protesters, the Los Angeles Times reported. 

One man was seen kicking him.

Stolze told a police officer he had been assaulted while trying to conduct an interview.

Later Stolze tweeted: “Something happened to me today that’s never happened in 30 years of reporting. 

“In LA. @LAist. I was shoved, kicked and my eyeglasses were ripped off of my face by a group of guys at a protest — outside City Hall during an anti-vax Recall @GavinNewsom Pro-Trump rally.”

Stolze added he was not injured.

A woman holds a sign associating mandatory vaccinations with Nazism as anti-vaccination

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A woman holds a sign associating mandatory vaccinations with Nazism as anti-vaccinationCredit: AFP
An anti-vaccination protester (R) clashes with a counter-protester

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An anti-vaccination protester (R) clashes with a counter-protesterCredit: AFP
The two sides battled each other after hurling insults

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The two sides battled each other after hurling insultsCredit: EPA
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