Police on Wednesday night fired anti-riot bags on a rowdy crowd in Hollywood that went out of control at the premiere of the “Electric Daisy Carnival Experience.”
“We were forced to fire as several hundred people threw bottles and other objects outside the film version of a rave at Grauman’s Chinese Theater,” Police told local
People were dancing on a police car, taunting officers and were lying down in the street, witnesses said.
"We are thankful that the LAPD were able to quickly restore order," Erika Raney, spokeswoman for Insomniac, the group that produced the event, said in a statement to the L.A. Times.
The subject of the movie "Electric Daisy" created controversy in June 2010 when a teenage girl died of a drug overdose at an event at the Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum and Exposition Park.
The Los Angeles County after the incident of girl died due to overdose of drugs issued a suspension on raves and limited the attendance to 18 and above, according to the L.A. Times.
David Herrera, a security guard at the Grauman Theater, said that during the film, attendees grew rowdy and "the establishment got overwhelmed," WSJ reported.
Police reached the scene at around 5:40 pm and tried to break the crowd but the crowd responded by throwing rocks and bottles at police on Wednesday evening.
Around 9:30 p.m. the crowd dispersed and by 10 p.m. damaged police cars were towed out of the riot area.
“Two people were arrested at around 10 p.m. for vandalizing police cars on Hollywood Boulevard,” Andrew Smith, public information director for the Los Angeles Police, said.
Smith said that a small group of people is responsible for the riots in Hollywood Boulevard.
Youtube.com has couple of clippings showing the incident and the police reaction.
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