Scores arrested in LA after violence in wake of Lakers win

Los Angeles (AFP) – Nearly 80 people were arrested and eight police officers were injured overnight Sunday in downtown Los Angeles after Lakers fans went on a rampage following the team’s 17th NBA championship, police said Monday.”What started out as a largely peaceful celebration of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA championship in downtown Los Angeles, turned into confrontational, violent and destructive behavior late last night,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.It said that some 1,000 revelers gathered around the Staples Center, the Lakers’ home arena, after the team dominate…

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