Fans pepper sprayed at free Trash Talk show in Los Angeles

A riot occurred outside a free show by the California punk band

A free Trash Talk show last night (August 1) in Los Angeles descended into chaos as fans of the punk band were pepper sprayed and allegedly tasered by riot police.

The show – which took place in the city’s Downtown district – to launch a new skateboarding collection by Nike, saw a number of fans turned away at the gates after the venue reached capacity, reports Prefix.

The fans then allegedly rushed the gates, causing riot police to use pepper spray on the crowds, and, tweeted some fans, taser guns. Prefix reports that Trash Talk‘s publicist says the band themselves had no contact with the police, however, they retweeted a number of fan comments on the situation, including:


Trash Talk will be playing this summer’s Reading And Leeds Festivals. The event runs from August 24–26.