Five teens arrested for beating three Marines in brutal video

Violence broke out at San Clemente pier in Southern California over the youngsters letting off fireworks

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Thursday 01 June 2023 00:39 BST
Video shows mob attack US marines who asked them to stop lighting fireworks

Five teenagers were arrested in connection with the beating of three US Marines by a crowd of young people they had asked to stop lighting fireworks.

The violent incident, which was captured on video, took place at Southern California‘s San Clemente Pier over Memorial Day weekend.

The suspects, four of whom are boys and one girl, face felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The city also says that four other local students were identified and have been citied with misdemeanour assault charges.

First responders gave medical aid to two Marines, who refused to go to the hospital, and investigators later found a third Marine who had also been attacked.

The video seemingly shows that the incident started when a teenage male punched a man in the back of the head. The man then charged the teenager before being surrounded by a group of people who hit him until the fight was broken up by a man and woman.

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