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6 demonstrators arrested at protests at state Capitol, downtown

Two groups marched at the Capitol before making their way to Roosevelt Park. Police did not say which group the six arrested belonged with.

SACRAMENTO, California — 7:19 p.m. update: 

Sacramento police said six people were arrested for charges that include felony assault on a police officer and weapons possession charges. 

Police said five officers were injured during the protest. Two groups were at the protest at the Capitol but did not say which group the six people belonged with.

No one has filed reports for assaults. 

4:25 p.m. update:   

Sacramento police confirmed officers made at least one arrest after two groups clash near the state Capitol on Saturday.

Police did not say which group the person belonged with. 

Original story: 

The Sacramento Police Department has declared an unlawful assembly on two groups that gathered at the state Capitol for a demonstration Saturday.

People from both groups wore body armor, helmets and gas masks, according to Sacramento police. 

People supporting President Trump and others opposing them, wearing black clothing, were at the Capitol on Saturday.

Officers kept a heavy presence as both groups marched around the Capitol. At one point multiple groups split to avoid police barriers, according to officers. Groups began confronting each other with some individuals dispensing pepper spray at each other. Officers tried to keep the groups separate.   

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"Both groups have thrown objects at officers as they continue to keep them separated from each other," Sacramento police said in a tweet.

The groups eventually made their way to Roosevelt Park where officers declared an unlawful assembly. The police department said the crowd has dispersed, but police presence will remain in the area.

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