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— Downtown LA Scanner (@DowntownLAScan) July 21, 2022
Santee Alley, a collection of outdoor vendors selling cheap fashion and knock-off designer bags, was the scene of an all out melee on Thursday.
What started as an argument quickly escalated into an ‘anything goes’ crutch swinging, trash can throwing, hair-pulling street fight.
The altercation started when an couple was asked to move by a store attendant. The couple did not like the ‘tone’ of the store attendant who confronted her. Supposedly racial slurs were used which escalated into a physical attack on the female employee. After that males jumped into defend the attendant and chaos followed.
The association of vendors who occupy the spaces there has since hired a full-time security guard since the vicinity of Los Angeles’s Skid Row was already a stigma that kept people from shopping there and more tourists from coming in.
For more on this story, please consider these source:
- Both sides blame the other for brawl in downtown LA’s Santee Alley – CBS Los Angeles
- VIDEO: Violent street brawl breaks out in Santee Alley – Fox 11 Los Angeles
- Los Angeles: Security at Santee Alley increased after men fight with crutches during chaotic brawl
- People throw punches, swing crutches during brawl in Santee Alley – CBS Los Angeles