WALLA WALLA — Police are investigating an organized teenage street fight that was captured on video and posted on the Internet on Thursday night.
The video shows a number of local teenagers gathering and inciting two teenage girls to fight in a downtown alley between Palouse and Spokane streets.
The video was posted on the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Burger Facebook site around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. By Saturday morning, the video had 92 comments, most criticizing it.
Police Public Information Officer Tim Bennett said, “The video is being investigated by detectives to identify the participants and witnesses. A school resource officer is also involved in the investigation.”
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The video is three minutes and 44 seconds. The first minute shows the teens gathering in the alley preparing to record the fight. What follows is a disturbing scene where the girls throw each other to the asphalt, punch, pull and seem to inflict numerous injuries for almost three minutes.
The situation seems to escalate after two minutes of fighting, when one girl manages to gain control over the other by straddling her opponent. As she does this she continues to punch the pinned-down girl, who is on her back and covering her face for protection.
Then it appears as if a male walks in to break up the fight and the video ends.
The comments on Facebook have all been against the actions of the teens, as well as questioning if the video should have been posted online.