This is the shocking moment a huge line of police officers were forced to disperse a little girl’s birthday party in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Footage from the incident taken in the Hyde Park area shows the group of around 40 revelers refusing to comply with social distancing rules.
Law enforcement were forced to call for back up as the crowd became ‘agitated’, a source said. The LAPD said no arrests were made.
Footage from the incident taken in the Hyde Park area shows the group of around 40 revelers refusing to comply with social distancing rules Saturday
Law enforcement were forced to call for back up as the crowd became ‘agitated’
The video clip begins with groups of women and children shouting at officers, who have formed a line
In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest.
By midday Monday, California had more than 6,300 cases and 132 deaths of reported cases, according to a running list by Johns Hopkins University.
The clip begins with groups of women and children shouting at officers, who have formed a line.
Moving forward, the police shift the partygoers away from the scene.
A huge line of police officers were forced to disperse a little girl’s birthday party in Los Angeles on Saturday
Moving forward, the police manage to shift the partygoers away from the scene
The LAPD were forced to disperse the child’s birthday party as part of the state’s crackdown on large gatherings to stem the infection rate of the coronavirus sweeping across the US
At one point a loud speaker is used to tell the crowds to disperse.
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti has assigned teams of city workers to ensure non-essential local businesses are complying with shut down orders.
He is empowered to shut off their water and power if necessary, and the California Democrat has authorized the police to arrest those who continue to resist.
Garcetti said there have been no shutoffs or arrests so far and predicts that ’99 out of 100 will comply.’
California is enlisting retired doctors and medical and nursing students to help treat an anticipated surge of coronavirus patients, the governor announced Monday.
The community reportedly tried to justify their gathering by saying ‘it’s a kid’s party’
At some moments it looked like a riot was going to break out as the group refused to follow guidelines
The California Health Corps effort comes as the nation’s most populous state anticipates hospitals becoming overwhelmed with patients and while it is preparing stadiums and convention centers to handle a crush of cases.
The announcement came as San Francisco and six surrounding counties said they would extend stay-at-home orders until May 1.
Over the weekend, more people appeared to heed the message to stay home after beaches and many parks were closed by state and local officials following a swarm of visitors during the first weekend of the state’s stay-at-home order.
Still, people continued to crowd some of the open parks. On Sunday, the state expanded closures amid concerns people were not keeping a proper distance from one another. Parking lots at all state parks were closed, and the most popular places were closed to all activities.
A surfer in Manhattan Beach south of Los Angeles was issued a citation that could carry at $1,000 fine for violating orders to stay off the beach.
To help prepare for a wave of patients, National Guard troops set up beds in the sprawling Los Angeles Convention Center, converting it from a site that normally hosts meetings, trade shows and exhibitions into a field hospital.
At one point a loud speaker was used to tell the crowds to disperse
Los Angeles is currently on lockdown so any sort of parties or gatherings are being shut down