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80 Arrested at Rave in Exposition Park over the Weekend

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Of the some 4,100 attendees at the 18th Annual Love Festival in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, 80 were arrested and 16 people were treated for injuries by paramedics, according to the Associated Press. To gain entry, party goers had to prove they were 18 and over -- some were arrested for using fake IDs -- in hopes to avoid the madness at the Electric Daisy Carnival (attendance was around 180,000) last month where a 15-year-old died and hundreds of others went to the hospital and 60 were arrested. Officials that oversee the public land were to review all future raves before letting them occur, but let the Love Festival go ahead because it was already scheduled and under contract, noted the LA Weekly.