Influencer Charged With Inciting Riot In New York City

“Twitch” influencer Kai Cenat has been charged with inciting a riot after at least 1,000 kids and teens showed up in New York City’s Union Square Park after he announced a PlayStation giveaway.

According to police, the riot got out of hand, with many people throwing bottles at officers and 65 arrests made.

New York City Police Chief Department Jeffrey Maddrey said the incident “speaks to the power of social media and the danger of social media.”

The influencer was taking into custody during the gathering, authorities later reported.

From Fox News:

A New York Police Department spokesperson told Fox News Digital that 1,000 kids gathered in the area of Union Square Park for a PlayStation giveaway organized by a social media influencer.

Twitch streamer Kai Cenat, in a now-deleted tweet, said there would be a giveaway at 3:30 p.m. at Union Square Park on Friday.