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Ravers clashed with police in London on Saturday night

Eight people were arrested after police turned up at an illegal Halloween rave

  • MIxmag staff
  • 2 November 2015

Rave's made headlines again.

Following recent free party whoppers in London and Northamptonshire, the spotlight is back on the capital as ravers clashed with police in Lambeth on Saturday night.

The South London borough was the scene of Scumoween: A Nightmare On Scum Street, a rave held at a disused building. But, according to reports, trouble flared when riot police moved to prevent access to the party.

The fuzz said they were attacked with propane tanks, chairs, bottles and more, with 14 officers being injured and eight people arrested.

However, witnesses reckoned the party may have passed more peacefully had the cops let the event run to its natural conclusion.

In the run-up to the event, the party's promoter, Scum Tek, wrote on Facebook: "The party is going ahead, stay peaceful, stay calm. Patience and numbers is in our favour.

"Do not antagonise the police, we don't need to. At the end of the day we want to leave them remembering our good attitudes. We just came to dance, we are not their enemy!"

Following the party, which was eventually shut down at 6am on Sunday morning under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, Scum Tek posted on Facebook calling out those who were part of the trouble.

"All who brought positivity, thank you. All of you, on both sides, who think that vandalism and aggression is the way to go, it's not."

Eagle-eyed ravers will know that Scumtek is a regular London rave that has made the news before: in 2010 partygoers clashed with cops and there's a wealth of YouTube footage featuring classic Scum events such as this one and this one.

Check out a video of Saturday night's madness here.

[Via: the Guardian, BBC News and the Independent]

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