“Unlawful assembly has been declared in #HuntingtonBeach due to unruly crowds,” said the police. “An emergency curfew has been put into place effective 5/22 at 11:30pm through 5/23 at 5:30am for all individuals within the downtown area.”
The party started due to a viral TikTok from an individual named Adrian who wanted people to show up to the beach in order to celebrate his birthday. Several thousand individuals showed up, including some from out-of-state.
The police started dispersing party-goers after individuals started climbing on beach towers and shooting fireworks.
One of the rioters spray-painted “murder copz” on a storefront.