Los Angeles Rams Fans Show Class Void As “Large, Violent, Destructive” Crowds Take To The Streets Following Super Bowl


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he Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) issued several dispersal orders and an unlawful assembly after the LA Rams took home a triumphant win in the Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, as “large, violent and destructive” crowds became uncontrollable in the heart of downtown, according to the LAPD.

“There are a group of individuals that have refused to leave since the first dispersal orders were given,” LAPD spokeswoman Meghan Aguilar told The Epoch Times at approximately 11:25 p.m.

“At this time we’re just trying to disperse the crowd and arrest anyone that committed criminal acts tonight.”

LAPD first issued a dispersal order asking everyone to leave the downtown LA area around 9 p.m. after a faction of individuals violently took to the streets, jumping on cars and unconfirmed reports of businesses being broken into via videos uploaded on social media.

At 9:49 p.m., LAPD advised individuals to avoid driving into the areas of 11th Street and Hope Street, as well as the Downtown LA area bordered by Olympic Boulevard on the north, Pico Boulevard on the south, Figueroa Street on the west, and Broadway on the east, according to the department’s Twitter page.

LAPD also received calls of businesses being looted, but as of 11:30 p.m., the reports have not been confirmed, according to Aguilar.

Meanwhile, a shooting was reported in East Los Angeles at around 8:50 p.m. shortly after the Super Bowl game ended.

“We don’t know what led up to it,” LA County Sheriff spokeswoman Tracy Koerner told The Epoch Times.

“It was occurring near a [Super Bowl] celebration.”

The car-to-car shooting occurred near Atlantic Boulevard and Verona Street. The gunshot victim was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Koerner said.

While footage on Twitter shows some individuals wearing Rams gear, it is unclear whether everyone involved were football fans.

“Sometimes people will come into an area looking for an opportunity to engage in this sort of behavior, so it’s hard to say if they’re even football fans,” Aguilar said.

In footage uploaded on social media, fans can be seen igniting fireworks, and climbing light poles and city busses. Some individuals appear to be vandalizing a city bus, spray painting “Go Rams” on the windshield of one while the bus driver was still inside.

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