USC's Right to Party vs. LAPD Riot Control

Not exactly the Rodney King L.A. riots, but drunk University of Southern California students staged a 100-person "sit-in" at a rowdy block party.

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Not exactly the Rodney King L.A. riots, but drunk University of Southern California students staged a 100-person "sit-in" at a rowdy block party this weekend. According to the Daily Trojan, nine people were arrested after at least 75 Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear used clubs, smoke bombs, Tasers, and pepper-ball guns to control a crowd that ballooned to around 1,000 partygoers.

"Two cop cars were in the middle of the street and people were dancing and singing around them," said a USC senior. "When the cops told us to leave, we staged a sit-in. They just sat on the street and refused to leave." Fight the power, dude. Fight the power.