SXSW Rapper Arrested For Inciting Riot
Updated: Saturday, March 15 2014, 05:12 PM CDT
A rapper who incited a riot at SXSW this past week has been arrested.
According to the Austin Police Department, on Wednesday March 15, 2014, Tyler Gregory Okonma, AKA Tyler the Creator, incited a large crowd outside a local music venue to force themselves past venue employees. The venue was already at capacity and in the video the crowd can be seen pushing the gates open while Okonma can be heard encouraging them.
Inciting a crowd of people, regardless of size, to unruly and unlawful behavior is against the law.
Okonma has been charged with Riot-Class A Misdemeanor and bond has been set at $3,500.