The Turlock Gurdwara Sahib leader spoke to ABC10 on what happened on the day of the fight between the two groups. The Sikh leader of Turlock Gurdwara stated the opposing group started the fight and that his group was only self defending.
The authorities walked inside the Gurdwara responding to emergency calls of a clash inside the Gurdwara. The authorities responded by clearing the Gurdwara and blocked entry of Gurdwara and the parking lot.
Some people who refused to leave were pepper sprayed and the police have cited an history of clashes inside the Gurdwara.