Line Of Cops Called To Break Up Girl's Birthday Party In Los Angeles Park
By Bill Galluccio
March 31, 2020
Police officers in Los Angeles were called to shut down a large gathering in Hyde Park after around 40 people showed up to celebrate a little girl's birthday, in defiance of the coronavirus lockdowns.
The crowd was not happy when they were told to disperse, and officers had to call for backup as the crowd became "agitated."
Shocking video captures a line of officers slowly walking down the street, trying to get people to leave. The officers maintain their composure while the crowd hurls insults at them. At one point, the officers used a loudspeaker to tell people to return to their homes.
It is unclear if the officers issued any citations or took anybody into custody for violating the stay at home order issued by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as officials try to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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