Warriors Fans Celebrate Championship with Gunfire and Line Dancing (Video)
There was a city-wide street party in Oakland on Monday night as Golden State Warriors fans celebrated their team’s Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, bringing the city its second NBA championship in three years.
While the vast majority of the revelry were good-natured, there were a few reports of violence.
The Oakland Police Department said there were sporadic reports of celebratory gunfire throughout the city, which is obviously incredibly dangerous. They also said that some fans threw rocks and bottles at police officers monitoring the crowds.
“In east Oakland, it was reported 400 to 500 spectators and vehicles participated in sideshow activity on city streets. Officers did report that individuals threw rocks and bottles at them,” OPD told TMZ. “In response, patrol officers implemented strategies where they were able to detain approximately 100 cars. Over 40 citations were issued and over 30 cars were towed.”
Overall, however, Oakland kept its cool. The OPD says there were fewer than six arrests in Oakland on Monday night. Most of the celebrations were completely harmless.
Some fans climbed street lamps:
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Others did some line dancing to “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and Maze:
Hopefully fans keep up the good behavior for the championship parade later this week.
Hat Tip – [TMZ]