Ninja Flashmob Appears At Pershing Square, Kills No One
Ninjas take a respite during a flash mob meetup at Pershing Square as part of Saturday's National Day of the Ninja.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Pershing Square became the focus of another December holiday on Sunday with the appearance of a flashmob celebrating the seventh annual International Day of the Ninja.
At around noon, several individuals wearing black face coverings and clothing entered the park, circled warily around each other, then disappeared.
Event organizer Kent Nichols estimated that "a small but intrepid band of ninjas" participated, "that we can see." He estimated the actual number of ninjas at the flash mob in the "gazillions." Nichols, a Downtown resident, is co-creator of the Ask A Ninja webseries. He said that the International Day of the Ninja, is "a fun excuse to get out and show your ninja pride."
"There's a lot of momentum around Talk Like a Pirate Day, and we're hoping to build to that level," he said.