Skateboarders clash with San Fran police after rider bodychecked into squad car (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Skateboarders clash with San Fran police after rider bodychecked into squad car (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
Skateboarders clashed with police at San Francisco’s Dolores Park on Tuesday after a skater appeared to be dangerously taken down by a police officer. Video of the incident showed the high-speed skater smashing into a police car after an officer pushes him.

The incident happened after police turned up at an event known as The Hill Bomb, an annual competition in which skaters race down a steep hill, reported Hoodline. Video of the event, which runs without a permit, shows a heavy police presence lining the route.

💉💉💉 wishing Phelps and everyone else that slammed a speedy recovery. Wow! #bombhills

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Following the clash between a skater and an officer, tension rose at the event, according to reports on Twitter and Instagram, with bottles thrown into the crowd and reports of police firing beanbags.

The situation escalates as people throw bottles into the crowd

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A tweet from police asked the public to avoid the area following the clashes.

An officer can be seen carrying a shotgun at the event in a video posted to Twitter by Joel Hamill. A voice can be heard saying “they are filming you,” seemingly warning the officer.

RT.com reached out to uploaders of content from the incident but have yet to receive a response.

One competitor at the event was filmed suffering a severe fall. He was seen unconscious, lying on the ground and in need of medical attention.

Jake Phelps is knocked unconscious and seriously injured.

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