Punk Rock Riot Erupts at Key Club During Show Last Night
"The great TSOL played the Key Club tonight... and in true punk rock fashion... caused a riot and shut down Sunset Blvd. Reminds me of 1982," Tweeted brooklyndom last night.
There were many reports in the media and in social media of helicopters, closed roads, bottles thrown at authorities, and what many consider good old fashioned punk rock pandemonium last night, when a fight escalated into what is being called a riot at the Key Club in West Hollywood. Six people were arrested, and one person was reported injured, according to KTLA, though their identity and condition were not immediately clear.
"The initial fight may have been between a patron and club security," and broke out around 10:30 p.m. said Weho Daily, "but the large crowd turned on deputies and began throwing rocks and bottles." A security guard working for the Sunset Strip Business District "took a bottle to the head," and could be the one injury reported.
Officers from multiple agencies, including Beverly Hills PD and the Los Angeles PD, were called in to help control the scene, and Sunset Boulevard was closed between Doheny and San Vicente. Other clubs on the strip were asked to clear out, and residents reported a drone of helicopters hanging overhead into the midnight hour. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies donned riot gear and employed rubber bullets and pepper spray to try to control the tempestuous crowd.
By 1 a.m. arrests were being made and the scene was cleared.