Shocking footage has been shared on social media of a fight breaking out at a 420 event. Warning, contains scenes some may find distressing:
Hundreds of people packed into Hyde Park in London yesterday, 20 April, to mark the special date and urge the government to legalise cannabis in the UK.
Due to the pandemic, the event hadn’t been able to go ahead as usual for the past couple of years.
However, while plenty were pictured enjoying the nice weather, tempers flared when a group of people got involved in a brawl.
In a short video posted to Twitter, a man can be seen thumping a someone lying on the ground as two more grapple with one another behind them.
As some try to restrain the man, others gathering round look on in a shock as the violence unfolds.
Later that day, Metropolitan Police officers were called to the scene to deal with protesters at the event, with 10 people being arrested.
Other footage shared online showed dozens of officers using dogs to disperse those who had left the park late into the evening.
One detective said there were a number of assaults and a machete was seen. A dispersal order was also put in place until 2.00am this morning, 21 April.
Superintendent Dan Ivey said: "This was a proportionate response to a large crowd leaving the park, some involved in assaults, with a machete seen, one knife recovered, along with a knuckle duster.
"All is now calm. Ten arrests made."
One lad who attended the event spent a whopping £650 and four hours grinding up weed to create what I can only described as a mega-joint.
When asked to explain what he was holding, Theo said: "This is one hundred grams, pure weed, no tobacco, pure Skywalker OG.
"It took me about six hours just to grind up the amount… and as you can see, it’s smoking very nice."
When asked how much it cost, he said it was ‘between £650 and £700’, revealing that he and his pal split the cost and ‘just bought it straight out’. Phillips went on to say it was ‘the biggest zoot’ he’d seen at Hyde Park – which is probably a fair assessment.
In the UK, marijuana is a Class B drug and it’s illegal to smoke for recreational use, meaning those found in possession of it could be facing five years in prison or an unlimited fine.