Impromptu clobber sale leads to clobbering in the streets
A tiny riot broke out yesterday outside an American Apparel store on London’s Brick Lane, as bargain-thirsty punters queued up for some kind of sale or something.
The flashmob-esque rummage event was plugged on Facebook and as many as 2,000 shoppers descended on the store looking for cheap hotpants and freaky-looking sunglasses.
This spooked the cops, who hadn’t been tipped off about the event, and a dibble squadron immediately swooped on the scene in an attempt to get everyone to queue up nicely, stop slouching and put that chewing gum in the bin.
But the fashion fans were having none of it and skirmishes broke out – at one point a man stood on top of a car and everyone cheered. Thankfully, kettling wasn’t required, although as many as ten police officers were injured and no one got any kooky clothes.
American Apparel have apologised for the incident and everyone is going to come back and have another go at doing it all properly later today.