– Twitch streamer Kai Cenat is facing legal trouble after his giveaway event turned chaotic in New York City’s Union Square.
– Cenat will be charged with incitement of a riot and unlawful assembly, and a total of 65 people were arrested, including 30 juveniles.
– The giveaway, which was not coordinated with authorities, resulted in injuries and several officers getting hurt.
During a New York City giveaway event organized by Twitch streamer Kai Cenat, chaos ensued, leading to his arrest. The event attracted a large crowd in Manhattan’s Union Square, resulting in pandemonium. The New York Police Department later announced that Cenat would be charged with incitement of a riot and unlawful assembly. Additionally, 65 individuals were arrested, and several police officers sustained injuries. E! News reached out to Cenat’s representative for a comment but has yet to receive a response.
Cenat, with over six million followers on Twitch, had announced the giveaway on his social media page. He planned to distribute PlayStation 5 consoles, PCs, headphones, and other electronic devices. However, as Cenat approached Union Square, he noticed the large gathering outside and expressed concern for everyone’s safety. He urged his audience to ensure their well-being and emphasized that they would not proceed until the situation became safer.
In another video during the event, Cenat’s camera captured the chaos as he was pushed along by the crowd. The footage briefly went offline, and when it resumed, Cenat instructed the crowd to make space and be quiet. The NYPD stated that the giveaway was not coordinated with authorities and that injuries occurred due to the overcrowded situation. A city bus filled with attendees was among those arrested.
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