Crowd clashes with LA police outside film premiere

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 7:07 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 28 at 11:01 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a massive crowd that became unruly outside a Hollywood film premiere has largely dispersed and a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that had been closed has reopened to traffic.

Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner says two people were arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and three police vehicles were damaged, but no injuries were reported.

Rayner says officers were called to Grauman's Chinese Theatre around 5:40 p.m. after several hundred people, angry about a canceled event, "took over the streets." She says the crowd began throwing rocks and bottles and refused orders to leave. The crowd began to disperse shortly before 10 p.m.

The chaos erupted outside the premiere of a documentary about the Electric Daisy Carnival rave.

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