Archive for July 28th, 2011

Hollywood Riot

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

HOLLYWOOD NEWS

Riot police respond to rowdy film crowd in Hollywood

 

 Noel Buller, 21, of Los Angeles stands on his skateboard in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard, flashing a peace sign, as Los Angeles Police Department officers move into the area to gain control. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / July 27, 2011)

 

Movie about Electric Daisy Carnival attracts thousands of gate-crashers.

 

By Andrew Blankstein, Ricardo Lopez and Sam Quinones
Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2011

 

The premiere for a movie about a music festival with a controversial past got out of hand itself late Wednesday when thousands of people attempted to crash the Hollywood event, police said.

 

Crowds spilled into the street around Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, with some people throwing bottles at police. Witnesses said others were dancing on a police car, taunting officers and “planking” — lying down in the street. There were also sporadic fights among people in the crowd.

 

Police in riot gear shut down streets around the theater, and dozens of other officers in police cruisers responded to the disturbance.

 

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