Huntington Beach police submit charges against 35 minors in connection with large party spurred by viral TikTok post

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A crowd descends on downtown Huntington Beach May 22, 2021. (OC Hawk)

A crowd descends on downtown Huntington Beach May 22, 2021. (OC Hawk)

Huntington Beach police announced Friday they had submitted charges against 35 juveniles for their alleged role in “Adrian’s Kickback,” a May 22 beach gathering that was prompted by a post on TikTok and turned unruly.

More than 175 people were arrested over that weekend, most of them on Saturday night, when at least 2,500 people descended on the city’s beach for the event.

The partygoers eventually crossed from the beach onto Pacific Coast Highway and clashed with police on Main Street, some of them lighting fireworks, throwing objects and spray-painting storefronts. An unlawful assembly was declared in the downtown area at 7:13 p.m., and a curfew was put in place.

According to police and arrest logs, those arrested face charges including vandalism, failure to disperse, illegal use of fireworks and curfew violations.

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