Protesters and opponents clashed at the event in Sacramento, and several people were taken to a hospital with stab wounds.
The rally was initially organized by the Traditionalist Worker Party, a white nationalist group. Opponents also used social media to organize against neo-Nazi beliefs.
“As soon as our men left the parking garage, 200 anti-fascists armed with bricks and bats attacked our men. Our men stood, and our comrades refused to give an inch,” Heimbach said.
Heimbach — who is “considered by many to be the face of a new generation of white nationalists,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center — said “the “anti-fascists committed attempted murder” against members of the group.