Skateboard Riot in Hollywood As 500 Gather For Bake And Destroy Film: PHOTOS

Skateboard Riot in Hollywood As 500 Gather For Bake And Destroy Film: PHOTOS
@don_brown

Updated at the bottom. First posted at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Some of the skateboarders who had lined up to see skate film Bake And Destroy ended up throwing rocks and bottles at police tonight in what will probably become known as the Hollywood Skater Riot of 2012.

So far no injuries or arrests were reported. But on a busy night, with cops working crowd control along the space shuttle Endeavour's South L.A. journey, police had to rush to the Hollywood unrest: The entire LAPD West Bureau was put on tactical alert, Det. Gus Villanueva told the Weekly.

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... about 8:40 p.m. at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street when a officers on patrol noticed the crowd of as many as 500 skaters and called for backup, Villanueva said.

Skateboard Riot in Hollywood As 500 Gather For Bake And Destroy Film: PHOTOS
@adancastilliojr

Those extra cops were met with rocks and bottles, he said. Police shut down Hollywood and Vine and formed skirmish lines to control the crowds.

Skateboard Riot in Hollywood As 500 Gather For Bake And Destroy Film: PHOTOS
@KevinTakumi

Fox 11 News reported that only about 50 stragglers remained as officers moved in to disperse trouble-makers.

The film was screening at the Vine Theater.

Skateboard Riot in Hollywood As 500 Gather For Bake And Destroy Film: PHOTOS
Skateboard Riot in Hollywood As 500 Gather For Bake And Destroy Film: PHOTOS
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Skateboard Riot in Hollywood As 500 Gather For Bake And Destroy Film: PHOTOS
@AlexF805

[Added at 10:58 p.m.]: Reaction, sometimes NSFW, on Twitter:

[Update at 3:22 p.m. Monday]: Despite reports elsewhere that one person was arrested for allegedly failing to disperse, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera told the Weekly today that absolutely no one had been arrested.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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