Return of the Teenage Flashmob: 14 Arrested in Massive Center City Brawl [Updated]

They’re baaaack! Yesterday at 3:50 p.m., “100 to 200 young people were seen running near 15th and Chestnut Streets,” as an enormous fight either spontaneously broke out, or was planned from the start. “At some point, bottles were thrown at police,” a police officer noted. No need for Mayor Nutter to condemn the flash mob. We’ve got this video after all.

Update [3:50 p.m.]: Of the 14, 10 were young adults and four were juveniles. 11 were boys and three were girls. The kids’ parents claim this was no flash mob, but “a sudden fight involving some girls,” and that the suspects were in “the wrong place at the wrong time.”


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