Friday, June 18th, 2010
VIOLENT riots broke out in Los Angeles following the LA Lakers’ championship-clinching win over the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals.
The trouble began shortly after the Lakers claimed their 83-79 victory over their rivals last night at the Staples Centre in LA.
LAPD officers clashed with crowds in streets surrounding the stadium, with rowdy fans smashing windows, starting fires and attacking passing motorists.
At least one civilian was badly beaten and a police officer suffered a broken nose in street fights. A cyclist was also hit by a patrol car attending the crisis.
Police fired non-lethal rounds to disperse mobs of troublemakers, as a cab was set alight and two newspaper stands ripped apart.
This article was posted: Friday, June 18, 2010 at 4:20 am