What started as a birthday party was put on big rallies over the weekend in Huntington Beach, California, which required police to eliminate groups that led to the arrest of 150 people, officials said.
The group, originally posted on Wednesday by TikTok as a compiler called "Adrian's Kickback" by user adrian.lopez517, was intended to get people "out and celebrate my day." This post spread throughout the week, revealing a hashtag viewed over 203 million times in the app.
The rallies were held Friday and Saturday in Huntington Beach, near Los Angeles, with police dispersing crowds overnight.
Police arrested 121 adults and 28 children on Saturday night, police spokeswoman Jennifer Carey told NBC Los Angeles. The charges include vandalism, firing of dangerous / illegal explosives, failure to distribute and violating clock rules, reports NBC Los Angeles.
No major injuries were reported, but paramedics were called in to deal with any medical problems.
"We are keeping a close eye on many social media platforms advertising a large gathering at sea over the weekend," police said on Twitter on Friday. "The safety and well-being of our residents, tourists, businesses and motorists is paramount, which is why the Huntington Beach Police Department is taking serious steps to prepare for the influx of tourists, including working in partnership with our community safety partners.
"By doing so, the HBPD will also enforce all laws and decisions over the weekend."
The crowd began arriving at 6:30 pm Saturday at the party, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. It is unclear when people started meeting on Friday.
Two-night TikTok videos appear to show hundreds of people in Huntington Beach, walking the streets and at sea. Some videos show people saying they went to California to watch the tournament.
Certified TikToker, TheSyncUp, has uploaded videos seen from Saturday night showing bedlam at sea. The video showed people boarding flags, filling the streets and crossing what appears to be a highway. The video also shows the police line.
An estimated 2,500 people turned up on Saturday night. NBC Los Angeles reported that about 150 police officers were on the scene to treat the crowd.
"What f ---, dude? The police are shooting everyone now," TheSyncUp said in the video.
Some videos show cars on the road making donuts, with one red car tires appearing to smoke as a crowd recording on cellphones gather around. Another video shows a white car making donuts while passengers hang from a window. The third video shows a white truck spinning its tires to kick off smoke before making donuts at what appears to be a crossroads.
Police filed a non-murdering weapons of the crowd on Saturday, reporting inbc Los Angeles. Police reportedly began dispersing the crowd after the explosives were used.
Police wrote on Twitter that drugs, alcohol and explosives were not allowed at sea and that it was closed at 10 p.m.
Emergency home placement time from 11:30 p.m. Until 5:30 a.m. it was still operating on Sunday, police wrote on twitter.