Police confront hundreds of illegal street racers in LA

This is the tense moment on Saturday night when Los Angeles and Orange County police officers confronted hundreds of illegal street racers who had blocked roads to perform dangerous stunts.

According to the filmer, up to 1000 vehicles and several thousand people gathered for the illegal event, which lasted about six hours and saw drivers pulling stunts in car parks and sections of road which they had blocked off throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.

Police attempted to shut down the event but spectators blocked their vehicles and were filmed behaving aggressively towards officers.

Several arrests were made, according to the filmer.