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XXXTentacion's L.A. memorial induces chaotic riots in the streets — shut down by police

A mob of XXXTentacion fans turned violent and shut down the streets; the police had to break up the scene.


Emily Treadgold


Police had to break up the impromptu memorial for XXXTentacion on Tuesday after it turned rowdy.

 

Thousands gathered to remember the late rapper who was shot in Miami on Monday (June 18). The Los Angeles Times reported that over 1,000 people were there. The event was promoted on social media just hours before it began.

At least 300 people have amassed on Melrose Avenue, near Spaulding, to pay tribute to rapper XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot during a robbery in Florida yesterday.

The event started off peacefully but the crowd turned, photos and video shows them blocking traffic and starting a mosh pit. They even started jumping on rooftops yelling "Jump for X."

 

In the footage, the crowd can be seen climbing on vehicles as helicopters hovered above. Officers were called to the scene around 7:20 PST but the area wasnt cleared until around 10:15 p.m. according to The Times.

 

The LAPD told the Times that officers were allowed to use tear gas but used "bean bags" to break up the crowd.

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