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Urban Flash Mob Disrupts Philadelphia 4th of July Celebrations

Independence Day celebrations got out of hand late last night when an unruly crowd of urban youth converged on Center City.

For most people, it really was a great celebration. For others, the night ended very badly.

It was around midnight, south of City Hall on South Broad Street, when innocent bystanders got caught up in a spontaneous crowd.

It was another beautiful 4th of July on the Parkway, with a spectacular display of fireworks high above the Art Museum. First, The Roots took the stage, then The Goo Goo Dolls performed.

Throughout the day thousands came to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to celebrate our nation's freedom and the place where it all began. And when it ended, the cleanup got underway - crews went to work up and down the Parkway.

As the crowds cleared for the night, a chaotic scene erupted on South Broad Street, near City Hall. Viewer video, obtained

Added: Jul-6-2010 Occurred On: Jul-5-2010
By: Songun
Tags: flash mob, philadelphia, Philadelphia crime, Independence Day, diversity, urban youth
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