Surf Fans Riot in California
7 arrested, one injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 29, 2013 5:12 PM CDT
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(Newser) – An unruly crowd surged through downtown Huntington Beach in Southern California last night following the US Open of Surfing, brawling, looting a bicycle shop, clashing with police and trashing property before authorities broke up the melee and made arrests, authorities and witnesses say. Police say more than 100 officers from several cities were called in to quell the violence that erupted when a fight broke out after the surfing contest. Seven people were arrested for crimes including disturbing the peace, unlawful assembly, and inciting a riot. One person is in hospital after apparently being hit by a bottle and a rubber projectile police fired to disperse the crowd.

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Aug 1, 2013 8:38 AM CDT
International readers of this story are laughing at what is characterized as a 'riot' in the US. What a bunch of pussies. Let's see footage of rival soccer team fans mixing it up by the thousands. Now THAT'S a riot.
Jul 30, 2013 5:37 PM CDT
surf dont mix well with suds
Jul 30, 2013 10:41 AM CDT
So much for pot smokers being laid back.