Fans riot on the streets of L.A. after Lakers win championship

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Hundreds of fans caused mayhem on the streets of Los Angeles Sunday night after the Lakers won their 15th NBA title.

Fans gathered outside the Staples Center after the game and began behaving like animals—damaging vehicles, throwing rocks and bottles at officers and tearing down signs and tree branches.

Some lit fires and vandalized news vans while others broke into local stores and raided them. One unconfirmed report says that at least one police vehicle has been set on fire.

Reinforcement officers were called in from throughout the city to help disperse the crowd. According to the L.A. Police Department, at least 25 people were arrested during the riots.

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