Huntington Beach RIOT Breaks Out After Vans U.S. Open Of Surfing

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Riots broke out in Huntington Beach, California, on Sunday night following the end of this year’s Vans U.S. Open Of Surfing. Although it is unclear what sparked the event, reports are citing small fights as the instigation for the mayhem.

Police outfitted with tear gas and full riot gear responded to the scene.

Fight during Huntington Beach riotOne of the fights that broke out on Main Street in Huntington Beach that preceded the heavy riots.2013-07-29T05:49:11.000Z

According to the LA Times, eight people were arrested and several officers were injured. City signs, local storefronts, portable toilets and vehicles parked in the area were damaged.

There was mass social media coverage from the ground during the two-hour event. Here are some of the best posts from the middle of the mayhem.