Juneteenth festival turns into a violent riot in Long Branch, NJ

Riot police were deployed within the first 90 minutes

A Juneteenth festival on Long Branch, New Jersey’s Pier Village turned into a violent riot yesterday. The event started at 5:00 PM. Within 90 minutes, riot police had to be deployed. Video clips on social media show large mob battles and assaults. One video appears to show a White teenage girl being beaten while the crowd cheers. Some people took refuge inside local shops and say they found themselves trapped.