Chicago streets erupt in Roman candle fire

The west side of Chicago is known for fights between young people, including gang members. What at first seemed like a violent exchange turned out to be a Roman candle fight that left nobody injured, though it made for an interesting video.

“I heard it through my window, i came outside, I saw them chasing each other with Roman candles, like battling each other in the middle of the street with Roman candles holding up traffic, it was crazy,” said Bridget Williams, who lives nearby. “Better that than guns and violence, I guess, but that’s still not safe.”

Journalist Lenny Gilmore captured a photo of the battle and posted it on his Tumblr account.

The video below has over half a million views so far as it starts to go viral:

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