Police fight back (video screenshot)
The 2020 NBA Finals ended with the Lakers winning their 17th championship. Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated on the streets that night. Unexpectedly, the scene went out of control and fell into conflict with the police.
According to Russia Today, on the evening of the 11th local time, crowds of fans crowded the streets around Staples Center to celebrate the Lakers' championship. Although Los Angeles Mayor Gasetti called not to gather outside under the epidemic, crazy fans still held a celebration.
That night, fans who could not hide their excitement set off fireworks and chanted slogans. The scene was out of control for a time, and eventually turned into a confrontation with the police. The police had to fire back tear gas bombs. A video at the scene also captured the moment the tear gas bomb exploded in the crowd.
The Los Angeles Times stated that after the Los Angeles Police Department announced that the crowd was involved in an illegal assembly, the police began to implement arrests. The California Highway Patrol also closed related roads leading to downtown Los Angeles. (Overseas Net/Li Meng)