Video Shows Late-Night Brawl After Art Walk
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — New rules put in place to spread out crowds at the Downtown Art Walk last Thursday seemed to have largely positive effects, but video of a late-night brawl outside the Down & Out bar at 5th and Spring shows a scary scene in which the driver of a vehicle appears to get dragged into the fight.
According to reports from residents in the Rowan Lofts, the fight broke out just before 2am. One email forwarded to blogdowntown says that up to 100 people may have been involved.
The video, taken by Joel Kuwahara and posted on Vimeo, appears to confirm reports that a driver stranded by the fight was pulled from his or her vehicle and into the fray.
According to reports, several arrests were made, but not before the fighting had gone on for an uncomfortably long time.
The crowd outside the bar stretched down 5th Street for most of the night.