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400-plus skateboarders and police clash in Hollywood; no arrests

October 14, 2012 |  4:20 pm

There were no arrests following a Saturday night clash between authorities and hundreds of skateboarders who blocked Hollywood Boulevard, some of whom threw rocks and bottles at police.

No one was seriously hurt, Los Angeles Police Officer Cleon Joseph said.

The more than 400 skateboarders apparently had shown up near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street for a movie screening. Some of the participants allegedly began throwing rocks and bottles at police when the officers arrived about 8:40 p.m., authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police Department went on modified tactical alert, and officers showed up in riot gear to try and get the situation under control. Authorities said the clash was quickly defused.

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