This alarming video shows just how serious the police are taking the “safer at home” order — and how flippantly some members of the public are.
A huge squadron of cops descended on the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles on Saturday evening to break up a one-year-old’s birthday party.
Shocking footage showed a phalanx of at least 32 officers brandishing batons and even bean bag guns as they forced furious party-goers to disperse.
Police were responding to reports of between 30 and 40 people gathered at a home at the 5500 blocks of 4th Avenue, at a time when the city has been ordered to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
When several party-goers became irate, officers called for back-up and declared the gathering an unlawful assembly. As the video shows, the officers formed a line across the street and slowly marched, forcing the angry crowd back and eventually out into the intersection.