Huntington Beach Residents Voice Concerns After Riots


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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — A special city council meeting was held in Huntington Beach on Tuesday to address the riots that erupted after the U.S. Open of Surfing.

Hundreds of residents and business owners packed City Hall to voice their concerns about Sunday’s violence.

hb-riotsCrowds of people vandalized city property after the close of the annual Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.

They tipped over portable toilets, smashed through a store window with a stop sign and looted, injuring some police officers.

Police had to use tear gas and rubber bullets to control the crowd.

On Tuesday, concerned citizens asked that changes be made to the event, which many said attracts troublemakers.

All but one of the seven people arrested on Sunday were visitors.

Many residents expressed anger at the response time to the incident, saying it took at least 15 minutes for police to arrive…

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