Police break up 'out of control' crowd in downtown Minneapolis


A rowdy crowd of more than 50 juveniles created chaos as they moved between Loring Park and Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis Sunday night, according to reports.

"They were just basically out of control," Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder told the Star Tribune. "[Participants were] acting the fool."

WCCO reports that dozens of teenagers were in Loring Park trying to "intimidate people," and as officers broke it up, the crowd rushed down Nicollet Mall and started fighting.

Few people were arrested and no one was injured, according to reports.

The Twin Cities Pride festival was held at Loring Park over the weekend. Elder told the Star Tribune that "these certainly were not the Pride attendees" and it's unclear what their motives were, but didn't seem to be directed to people outside the group involved.

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