Hundreds gather at LA street takeovers, drag races during COVID-19 lockdown

Not even a global pandemic has been enough to stop street takeovers and street racing on L.A.'s roads despite strict stay at home orders across the state and the county. Hundreds continue to flood into the streets to watch the dangerous and illegal behavior risking further spread of the coronavirus.

As if street takeovers weren't dangerous enough already these scenes will make any health official cringe. Dozens and sometimes hundreds of people gathered close-up with each other. To watch these spectacles without any concern.

These videos posted to social media in the Los Angeles area over the past several days as a statewide stay at home order is in effect and officials plead with the public to socially distance., FOX launches national hub for COVID-19 news and updates. 

Instead, many have decided to take to the streets to witness a problem that has plagued LA’s streets long before the coronavirus.

Police do what they can to break them up, but its a game of whack a mole.

Nobody having any clue where anyone has been, what they've been exposed to or who could silently be carrying COVID-19.

FOX 11 reached out to LAPD several times and no response at this time. 

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