July 28, 2011

Los Angeles police were trying to control an unruly crowd that threw objects and vandalized cars outside a Hollywood film premiere Wednesday evening.

The disturbance began about 5:40 p.m. when fans who tried to attend the premiere of a film about the Electric Daisy Carnival rave were turned away. An official with the Los Angeles Police Department said the event at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was by invitation only, but many tried to crash it.

Officers reportedly began using firing bean bags the crowd of several hundred people when they refused to disperse. Some said there were up to 2,000 people in the street.

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