Riot police on horseback were called in to help quell riots in downtown Philadelphia on Sunday after the Eagle’s beat the Patriot’s to capture Super Bowl LII.
Riot squads descended on Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, after Philadelphia Eagle’s fans went nuts after their team beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Exuberant fans climbed street poles, broke windows, flipped cars, looted, set off fireworks, and lit objects on fire. Thirty people even collapsed through the awning of the Ritz, before the riot squad paraded down the city streets on horseback.
Multiple people were reported injured, including one police office who was run over by a man riding a quadbike. According to the office of the Mayor of Philadelphia, three arrests were made.
“Tens of thousands came out and celebrated this amazing victory last night, and but for a handful of bad actors the celebration was peaceful and jubilant. There were only 3 arrests,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.
At its peak, there were up to 100,000 people celebrating on the streets of Philadelphia.
Robert Moran, a reporter with The Philadelphia Inquirer tweeted this video of the chaos.
— Robert Moran (@RobertMoran215) February 5, 2018
The City of Philadelphia will be hosting a Super Bowl victory parade on Thursday, in honor of the Philadelphia Eagle’s.
The City of Philadelphia will host a parade this Thursday for our 2018 Super Bowl Champions! Go Eagles! The parade will tentatively start at 11 a.m. at Broad & Pattison, heading north to the Art Museum. Further info will be announced Tuesday at 9 a.m. #FlyEaglesFly #EaglesParade
— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) February 5, 2018