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Twitch streamer Kai Cenat charged with riot after NYC giveaway

Twitch streamer Kai Cenat

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Twitch streamer Kai Cenat charged with riot after NYC giveaway

New York:  On Friday, August 4, 2023, Twitch streamer Kai Cenat was charged with riot, inciting to riot, and unlawful assembly after a chaotic giveaway event he organized in Union Square Park in New York City.

The event, which was announced on Cenat’s social media accounts, promised to give away free PlayStation 5s, gaming PCs, and other gaming merchandise. However, the event quickly turned chaotic as thousands of people showed up, overwhelming police and security personnel.

Twitch streamer Kai Cenat charged with riot after NYC giveaway
Twitch streamer Kai Cenat charged with riot after NYC giveaway

The crowd broke through barricades and surged into the streets, causing traffic congestion and property damage. There were also reports of fights and looting.

Police eventually declared the event an unlawful assembly and began to disperse the crowd. Cenat was taken into custody and charged with the three misdemeanors.

He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on August 17.

The incident has raised concerns about the safety of large-scale events in public spaces. It has also put a spotlight on the growing popularity of livestreaming platforms like Twitch, which allow users to connect with large audiences in real time.

Twitch streamer Kai Cenat charged with riot after NYC giveaway
Twitch streamer Kai Cenat charged with riot

Cenat is a popular Twitch streamer with over 2 million followers. He is known for his gaming content and his interactions with his fans.

The charges against Cenat are serious and could result in jail time. He has denied any wrongdoing and has said that he was simply trying to give back to his fans.

The case is still ongoing and it is unclear what the outcome will be. However, the incident has served as a reminder of the potential dangers of large-scale events and the need for careful planning and security measures.


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