‘Adrian’s Kickback’ TikTok Party Deteriorates Into Unlawful Assembly, Curfew Declared

So far, the post has generated more than 3 million views, and the chatter of who's going, how to get there, and music videos created in support of the event are mushrooming.


At least a thousand attendees were at both nights. The gathering, originally scheduled for Saturday night, turned into a two-day affair when several thousand party-seekers showed up on Friday night in the beach area to pre-game the event.
 
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At least one person was reportedly arrested but no other details were given.
Repost!!” the video caption says. “BYOE!! The video shows a dancing scene and says the party will take place at Huntington Beach at the firepits with a 7:30 PM start.
"We are actively monitoring multiple social media posts advertising a large gathering on the beach this weekend," the Huntington Beach police posted on Twitter. Toward that end, the HBPD will also be strictly enforcing all applicable laws & ordinances throughout the weekend. "The safety & well-being of our residents, visitors, businesses & motorists is paramount, which is why the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBP) .is taking significant steps to prepare for the potential influx of visitors, including working closely with our regional public safety partners.
But soon, a few began confronting a large police presence in the area, setting off fireworks. Most of the revelers merely enjoyed being in a large, post-pandemic gathering of peers. A few bottles were reportedly thrown at the police, increasing the tensions.
The online chatter has caught the eye of authorities in Huntington Beach.
Pepper balls and tear gas were deployed in some cases. Authorities finally began to disperse the crown when some climbed on top of beach lifeguard towers and increased the use of fireworks, the Orange County Register reported.
EARLIER: Huntington Beach, California is bracing for what could be the TikTok Woodstock.


Police declared an "unlawful assembly" late on Saturday "due to unruly crowds" and declared an emergency curfew from 11:30 PM for all individuals within the area of Beach Boulevard to Goldenwest and Pacific Coast Highway to Yorktown in Huntington Beach.


The caption says, “pop out n celebrate my bday‼️‼️‼️ #partynextdoor #turnitup #SpotlightAPI #beach #projectx #function.” The beach party can be traced back to a video that was posted on May 19 by the TikTok page adrian.lopez517, Adrian Lopez.
An online post on TikTok has gone viral, promoting a birthday party called Adrian's Kickback, set for Saturday night in the usually sleepy beach town. The party takes its name from a song by Adrian Hour, an Argentinian DJ and music producer.
Adrian's Kickback, the improptu birthday party organized in Huntington Beach, California via TikTok and other online sites that went massively viral, deteriorated into a small-scale riot on Saturday.


As of this writing, it is unclear who "Adrian" actually is, and several people have tried to claim the mantle.

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