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Skateboarders Throw Rocks, Bottles At Police During Hollywood Clash

HOLLYWOOD (CBS/AP) — Police in riot gear dispersed about 500 skateboarding fans who turned out for a free movie premiere at the Vine Theatre.

KNX 1070's Kim Marriner reports that the crowd gathered on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. The incident was reported around 8:40 p.m.


"At some point as the other officers were arriving, members of the ground started throwing rocks and bottles at the officers. They requested additional resources to the area," said LAPD Detective Gus Villanueva.

At least two cars were damaged and glass doors at the theater were shattered.

Order was quickly restored after a tactical alert was declared and officers in riot gear arrived on the scene.

City News Service reports one person was arrested for failing to disperse. No injuries were reported.

The theater was hosting the premiere of the skateboard film "Bake and Destroy."

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