Spontaneous parties celebrating Mexico’s 1-0 victory over Germany in the World Cup Sunday have prompted the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department to send response teams to Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles Sunday.
And large crowd were reported partying along Bristol Avenue in Santa Ana as well.
Some drivers were burning rubber amidst boisterous crowds on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles, prompting deputies to shut part of it down at midday.
One businesswoman told KNX Newsradio that the crowds were too boisterous to keep her doors open. “I just didn’t appreciate the way they were putting people into danger,” she told KNX.
The Santa Ana World Cup parties were along a one mile section of Bristol Street, between First Street and Edinger Avenue.
Sgt. Javier Aceves told City News Service that Bristol was closed to vehicles at 1:40 p.m., due to the large number of people on it.
In Moscow, the underdog Mexican team stunned defending champ Germany in a match that ended midmorning, Los Angeles time.
“It was hard to recall a bigger result for Mexico, which has hosted the World Cup twice but has never advanced past the quarterfinals,” noted The New York Times Sunday.
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