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A group of 400 people, mainly skateboarders, filled an intersection of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, throwing bottles at police and clashing with officers.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Los Angeles police in Hollywood are on a tactical after a large group of skateboarders began rioting there Saturday night, officials said.
Patrolling officers encountered between 400 and 500 skateboarders about 8:30 p.m. on Hollywood Bouelvard just east of Ivar Street. As the officers called for backup, members of the group began throwing rocks and bottles at the patrol car, an LAPD detective told KTLA.
Officers in the area were then placed on the tactical alert.
Officials have not yet released word regarding arrests or injuries.
Dozens of people attending a skateboarding movie premiere clashed with police Saturday night in West Hollywood near the Vine Theater.
Several people identified by local media as skateboarders threw bottles at police officers, according to a report from NBC4. Twitter feeds from people on the scene describe police in riot gear flanking the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine and walking toward the crowd.
According to the website of skateboarding company Bakerboys Distribution, their film Bake and Destroy was slated to premiere at the Vine Theater Saturday night. Reports from the scene indicate a crowd of moviegoers had congregated in the area, but many dispersed when riot police arrived.
Some of the skateboarders who had lined up to see skate film Bake And Destroy ended up throwing rocks and bottles at police tonight in what will probably become known as the Hollywood Skater Riot of 2012.
So far no injuries or arrests were reported. But on a busy night, with cops working crowd control along the space shuttle Endeavour's South L.A. journey, police had to rush to the Hollywood unrest: The entire LAPD West Bureau was put on tactical alert, Det. Gus Villanueva told the Weekly.
It's about coming up and staying on top
And screamin' 187 on a mother ****n' cop.
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Superhans
Did I say "these kids"?