Houston police say tensions flared Saturday as more than a hundred protestors and counter-protestors clashed outside an Islamic convention downtown.
Around 20 members of a group called Texas Patriot Network gathered near the George R. Brown Convention Center where the 55th annual Islamic Society of North America event is being held. They were outnumbered by around 80 counter protestors calling them Nazis.
Police say three people had to be briefly detained when a patriot group member jumped a barricade and started punching a counter-protestor. No one was arrested but a number of people were told to leave the area.