Riots break out after Laker win*

The California Fire Page advises that riots have broken out in downtown Los Angeles after the Lakers won the NBA Championship Sunday night. 

Trees have been lit on fire and knocked down. Rioters have attmpted to knock cars over.
Extra police and sheriffs patrols were dispatched to Staples in anticipation of civil unrest according to KCAL9′s Web site.
KABC has live coverage of fans making their way to the Harbor Freeway
The Associated Press has just issued an update at 9:34 p.m.:

*LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police officers have declared the increasingly rowdy crowd gathered near the Staples Center after the Lakers‘ championship victory an unlawful assembly.

Officer Karen Rayner says members of the crowd damaged one or two police cruisers and were setting bonfires in the street Sunday.

Aerial video footage shown on KCAL-TV showed people jumping on a police car and throwing flares set up by police.

No injuries have been reported.

Rayner says reinforcement officers have been called in from throughout the city to help disperse the crowd.

**Two arrested according to the Los Angeles Times

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  • James626

    Wow, what a surprise and from what I’m seeing on T.V. it appears the illegals and minority folks are doing the city proud.

  • Anonymous

    What kind of NUTS would take their children to a “Rowdy Celebration”, PC term for old fashion Riot, take the cutesy/ bimbo T.V. reporters off the street and everyone would go home and shoot each other like any other night in L.A..
    Congratulations Lakers, now pay for the damage like Shaq did a few years ago.
    I swear I saw a squad of ACLU lawyers in their $1,000.00 suits handing out business cards to rioters and it’s only 10:00PM.

  • mike

    Can anybody explain why Laker “Fans” are wearing blak hooded masks running around like monkeys on crack?

  • 211guy

    Sure hope Arnie pulls in the Calif National Guard for Wednesday’s Victory Parade. Real easy, just make a phone call Now.