VIDEO: Waterfight Mob Douses Police, Hurl Rocks, Jump On Patrol Car

Atlanta police officers were doused with water and pelted with coolers and rocks during the chaos.

Atlanta, GA – Atlanta police were doused with water and pelted with coolers and rocks as they tried to conduct traffic and crowd control at a massive community water fight last Saturday (video below).

The event was originally intended as a part of the #GunsDownWaterGunsUp movement, which uses water gun battles in an attempt to unite community members in a stand against gun violence, WXIA reported.

Approximately 500 people converged in the area of Perkerson Park for the event, blocking roadways in the process.

Atlanta police responded to the scene to conduct crowd and traffic control at approximately 4:25 p.m.

Cell phone footage showed mobs of people chasing after police and drenching them with water. Other videos showed the rowdy crowd climbing over a patrol vehicle.

Some of the attendees hurled objects at the officers, including coolers and rocks, the Atlanta Police Department (APD) said.

At one point during the melee, first responders were pelted with items as they tried to help a woman suffering a medical emergency.

People in the crowd climbed onto the fire truck, further complicating the situation.

"When you're jumping on top of fire trucks, then I think you can call that reckless," APD Deputy Police Chief Jeff Glazier told WSB.

Chief Glazier said the officers displayed a tremendous amount of restraint during the mayhem.

The unruly mob finally began to disperse when police began impounding vehicles to clear the roadway, WXIA reported.

In a statement, the APD said it appreciated the intention behind the event, but that “acts such as tying up traffic, damaging property and assaulting police officers and first responders are not acceptable.”

“Saturday’s event quickly grew beyond entertainment and became a safety hazard,” the department said. “We must ensure we take steps to ensure the safety of both our residents and our officers. We cannot allow unwilling participants to be assaulted, no matter how harmless it may appear to those engaged in the game."

APD Public Affairs Officer Jarius Daugherty praised the officers for how they handled the chaotic situation.

"Our officers are to be commended for the professional manner in which they conducted themselves and gained control of the situation,” Officer Daugherty noted.

Similar events are expected to be held in the Atlanta area throughout the summer.

You can watch cell phone footage of the incident in the multiple videos below:

https://www.facebook.com/GAFollowers/videos/1727063144063909/

https://twitter.com/dontv__/status/1135570220721102849

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByMlQBpgv3c/

https://www.facebook.com/atmbc.cyeb/videos/2200078983379124/

Comments (48)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

Water guns are one thing, but throwing objects that can hurt someone steps over the line. Of course, common denominators never seem to recognize what is considered normal behavior for the rest of civilized society.

Bud
Bud

The chief praised them for showing restraint? Why the hell would any leader in his right mind want them to do this? Knock the living hell out of the stupid AH, and maybe in doing so they may have knocked some sense into them.

JBo
JBo

"Similar events are expected to be held in the Atlanta area throughout the summer."

Well then...the acronym BOHICA comes to mind.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Did the Dallas chief move to Atlanta? 🤔

LynnSB
LynnSB

Bunch of F*cking ANIMALS as Usual

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Not surprised with the participants yet wonder what was the golden colored liquid in some of those containers???????? Have a great time with the water guns but to throw objects at the police is guess what......out of line. You can't even have a good fun time without trying to hurt someone.

VolusiaGirl007
VolusiaGirl007

And many blacks wonder WHY they are treated the way they are in many circumstances !!!! They act out and create MOBS to do horrible things like this and then cry RACISM !!! Shitheads !!!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Wow, this seemed like fun. Regardless if you were a COP or not. It looked like fun, that is until the rocks and bottles started. Then we wonder why we can't have nice things.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

It's always the same players screwing up message. Lord of the Flies in adult form.

Janken
Janken

Since when do you water gun police. These BLACK idiots are showing how stupid they are. No wonder there is so much killings amongst them

User 69
User 69

When it comes to injuring the police or innocent citizens the police should use water hoses to spray the. U rude bums , if that doesn’t stop then use real bulletts The USA can’t let criminals & bums run the city.

The police should try water hoses to split them up & stop the trouble. If that doesn’t work then use bulletts Our country has to stop unruly troubled bums & teach them a lesson. All races should be dealt the same way & issue laws that the police ‘ city R NOT Responsible for their medical biil & they can’t sue the city or the police as well. If they knew that could t make a dollar & may have to pay that would stop these cowardly acts. The law have to be a bunch of men /ladies& not a bunch of wimps God save the blue & innocence

stooge819
stooge819

I thought this might be an Onion story, because it's so completely ridiculous sounding. But no. I should know better.

NomonK
NomonK

Violence towards cops portrayed as fun, yea right. This is the first stage in mob violence. Was it water, urine or something else . Permits should not be allowed for this activity outside a waterpark.

tfort
tfort

Interesting that it only turned violent after the cops showed up. Would like to see whole video. See what happens before the recording starts.

Kparkslpn
Kparkslpn

He’s white and yet he wanted to kill her because she is white.... 🤔 idiot should have just killed himself and left this poor little girl alone.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The animals are restless....again!

gfc1963
gfc1963

Blacks being blacks!!

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Scum..scum..scum..only way to describe these animals

Gregory3X
Gregory3X

So that's what blacks call non-violent?

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

They are nothin but welfare supported thugs. The do not have respect for anyone. They live like animals off of the taxes we working people pay.

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

It's a 100 degrees and people are bitching about getting sprayed with water-guns 🤔🤣

tom1961
tom1961

Just look at all those white faces. Ooops.

Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray

Animals in a shithole neighborhood.