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300 protesters swarm Hollywood Boulevard in LA, clashes with police reported (PHOTOS)

Published time: October 14, 2012 05:20
Edited time: October 14, 2012 11:16
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A group of 300 people, mainly skateboarders, filled an intersection of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, throwing bottles at police and clashing with officers.

A group of 300 people, mainly skateboarders who attended a skateboarding movie premiere, filled an intersection of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles Saturday evening. They reportedly threw bottles at police and clashed with officers.

Witnesses reporting seeing increased security at the scene, including a row of police cars. City authorities advised local shop owners to close their businesses and lock their doors.

The incident began around 4:00 GMT.

A reporter from local news channel Fox11 wrote on Twitter that the skaters fled as soon as the riot police arrived: “They didn't even start pushing them yet.”

Earlier, a witness wrote on twitter that there was “a full blown riot with police in riot gear at Hollywood and Ivar.”

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