HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A chaotic scene erupted in Huntington Beach when hundreds of people showed up for a party on the beach and in the streets Saturday night, resulting in nearly 150 arrests.
Authorities estimate more than 2,500 people showed up for the gathering after a Tik Tok video promoting a birthday party went viral. Police had monitored social media posts and were prepared for an unruly crowd.
Police declared an unlawful assembly and issued an overnight curfew, which expired at 5:30 a.m. But that didn't send the crowd home - with many continuing to jam the streets.