Folly Beach 'riot': Permits never sought for July 4 party

Image by YouTube user "MrPkzip" The video with shouts of "USA, USA" that added fuel to the fire.

Update: An emergency ban has been issued.

Questions have been followed up on in the wake of the arrest of seven and the injuring of several police officers at a July Fourth party on Folly Beach.

The incident prompted a renewed call to ban alcohol at the beach to deal with bad behavior and littering, but concerns may be shift to the event organizers of the party — as they failed to file paperwork and contract event security required by Folly Beach for gatherings of more than 75 people.

ABC News 4 has a report and writes, in part:

The 10th Street beach party was promoted on multiple social media sites by a Georgia event company called A.M.P., After Midnight Parties, and a clothing company called Good Ole Boys based in Greenville. ABC news 4 spoke with the owners of both companies who admitted they never filed a permit. 

Get the station's report here.

There will be a city workshop session for the proposed alcohol ban on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at city hall.

Back in April another video made the rounds of a man being arrested on the beach for alleged unruly behavior and commenters also claimed excessive aggressiveness by police.

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