Huntington Beach Police disperse large crowd due to TikTok party promotion – NBC Los Angeles
Huntington Beach Police used less lethal weapons to disperse a crowd of hundreds who were prompted by a viral TikTok video to attend a birthday party dubbed “Adrian’s Bounce” on the beach on Saturday night.
An illegal gathering has been declared in Huntington Beach due to unruly crowds, the Huntington Beach Police Department reports. An emergency curfew went into effect at 11:30 p.m. and will continue until 5:30 a.m. Sunday for everyone in the city center, police said.
The video posted Wednesday by TikTok page adrian.lopez517 included a caption that read “pop out n celebrate my birthday”.
Crowds began to gather at 6:30 p.m. for the party which was reportedly scheduled for 7:30 p.m., according to reports.
Police officers surrounded the crowd and began to interrupt the rally after the use of fireworks, it was reported.
Huntington Beach Police noted on the department’s Twitter account that “As is the case with ALL large gatherings at #HuntingtonBeach, we have taken steps to prepare for a potential surge in visitors this weekend. due to a promoted rally that generated significant interest on social media. . “
The ministry warned visitors that there should be no alcohol or drug use on the beach and no fireworks, and noted that it was “taking important steps to prepare for the potential influx of visitors, especially by working closely with our regional public safety partners. To this end, the HBPD will also strictly enforce all applicable laws and ordinances throughout the weekend. “
Video from the scene showed crowds of people leaving the beach. There was no word on the arrests.