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New York City Playstation giveaway devolves into street chaos as police officers dodge flying projectiles

New York Street Chaos Riot Police Move In!

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Violence erupted in New York City’s Union Square Friday afternoon when at least 1,000 kids and teenagers swarmed the area for a Playstation giveaway.

A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department told Fox News Digital that at least 1,000 kids gathered in the area of Union Square Park for a Playstation giveaway organized by a social media influencer.

Twitch streamer Kai Cenat tweeted around 2:00 p.m. on Friday that there would be a giveaway at 3:30 p.m. at Union Square Park.

Police attempt to control the crowd

NYPD officers work to control a large crowd of people at Union Square in New York City, Friday, August 4, 2023. Many of the people in the large crowd were reportedly responding to giveaway by Twitch stramers, Kai Cenat and Fanum. (Peter Gerber)

Police attempt to control the crowd

NYPD officers work to control a large crowd of people at Union Square in New York City, Friday, August 4, 2023. Many of the people in the large crowd were reportedly responding to giveaway by Twitch stramers, Kai Cenat and Fanum. (Peter Gerber)

The police spokesperson added that a level four mobilization was issued.

Police used loudspeakers and warned to crowd “This gathering is unlawful. You are ordered to disperse.”

Police attempt to control the crowd

NYPD officers work to control a large crowd of people at Union Square in New York City, Friday, August 4, 2023. Many of the people in the large crowd were reportedly responding to giveaway by Twitch stramers, Kai Cenat and Fanum. (Peter Gerber)

Video seen on Cenat’s live Twitch video prior to cutting off shows the social media influencer getting out of a van and running.

During the incident at Union Square Park, people could be seen climbing on top of a moving vehicle as it sped away while others pounded on the side of a city bus. source