- After TikTok videos inviting Seattle teens to a “kickback” went viral, large crowds partied at Alki Beach.
- Police shut down the event after reports of fires, fights, and stripteases on police cars.
- Two people have been arrested.
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A viral TikTok party in Alki Beach in Seattle, Washington was shut down by “hundreds” of police officers after it descended into chaos, local broadcaster King5 reported.
Police made two arrests after “multiple fights” broke out, the Seattle Police Department said.
@fozzy_ben Went to the Washington kickback! ##washingtoncheck ##washingtonkickback ##alkibeach
Roads leading to the park were closed after reports of robberies and fires, the police added.
Videos from the event also show people dancing on the roofs of police cars.
-Katie Daviscourt???????? (@KatieDaviscourt) May 30, 2021
“We just watched as a woman did a striptease on top of a police cruiser and was forced away,” Kiro 7 reporter Ryan Simms said.
Police officers used loudspeakers to disperse the crowds and to urge people to leave the park.
-Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 30, 2021
The event appears to have been organized by teenagers on TikTok. User @kidsteez_ started advertising a “Washington Kickback” on Tuesday.
Several of the video invites posted by @kidsteez_ collectively received over 400,000 views.