Thousands of people are said to have gathered on the streets near Huntington Beach, California on Saturday, May 22, following the famous influencer spreading a birthday invitation in Dictok.
The incident is said to have led to the destruction of public shops and the throwing of firecrackers, stones and bottles at the police. The Independent.
– The first crowd on the beach grew rapidly and moved to downtown, where it is estimated that there are more than 2,500 people, according to a Huntington Coast Guard report.
A young man named Adrian is said to have uploaded a video on the popular video sharing app Dictok, where he invited people to a fire party near Lifeguard Station 13 in Huntington Beach State Park.
On the call he should have written “BYOE – Bring all your own” which means in Norwegian: “Bring everything with you”.
Led to great destruction
The video, which has now been removed from the account, has been viewed by millions, and the tagline “Adrian’s Kickback” has garnered over 234 million views on Dictoc in a short period of time.
Although the invitation was later canceled, it led to thousands of people attending the party, even from a few other states, The Independent writes.
Many videos on social media show the large crowd that showed up. You can clearly see many screams and dances in the streets and people running away from the gunfire. A person can be seen jumping off a bridge into a crowd.
In total, the piles damaged several companies, police cars and a bodyguard tower, but so far no injuries have been reported.
Watch the video at the top of the case.
Overlock and stone
Police should have known in advance about the video post, so the crowd is expected to be high. The day before the party 400 people should have already returned.
So Huntington Beach Police Department went out and warned that it would enforce local rules, including the rule that “there is no alcohol or drug use on the beach” and no crackers.
However, the party went aboard when the public became “unruly” and the police had to declare the party an illegal gathering.
“Police arrested 121 adults and 28 teenagers Saturday night,” police spokeswoman Jennifer Carey told reporters. NBC Los Angeles.
The charges include vandalism, shooting dangerous / illegal firecrackers, violation of infection control and curfew order.
To control the situation, the police had to release A curfew order Large areas of Huntington Beach Saturday night from 11:30 a.m. to Sunday 5:30 p.m. That way, they were finally able to gain control of the sizes.
I want to have fun
Several American media outlets reportedly spoke with some of the participants and received explanations as to why they showed up.
– Do you remember when you were young? You want to be there, have fun and attend the party, something we missed this year due to COVID, said Erica Ramirez CBS Los Angeles.
It is not yet clear how many people attended, but the newspaper writes that people from across the country showed interest in the big event.
They also reportedly spoke to a Stockton native who had traveled halfway across the state of California to join. He said he was trying to have fun despite the infection.