Logan Paul vs KSI Press Conference: Police Arrive After Chaos Breaks Out

18 July 2018, 20:43

Police arrive at the Logan Paul vs KSI press conference
Police arrive at the Logan Paul vs KSI press conference. Picture: Various

By Josh Lee

The pre-match press conference between Logan Paul, KSI, Jake Paul and Deji Olutunji ended in police arriving on the scene, after fans began hurling objects at reporters, members of the YouTubers' management and others.

On July 18th, the four YouTubers and over 1,000 fans gathered in London's York Hall to talk about the fights, which are due to take place on August 25th. While the press conference remained rowdy but violence-free, in the immediate aftermath fans stormed surrounding blocks of flats, threw objects at people waiting outside, and blocked cars from leaving the back of the venue. A small number of fans were able to climb onto the roof of the venue itself.

Police arrive at the KSI and Logan Paul press conference
Police arrive at the KSI and Logan Paul press conference. Picture: Josh Lee
A handful of fans climb onto the roof at the KSI vs Logan Paul press conference
A handful of fans climb onto the roof at the KSI vs Logan Paul press conference. Picture: Josh Lee
Fans entered a nearby block of flats
Fans entered a nearby block of flats. Picture: Josh Lee

At one point, those of us stood in the parking lot were herded back into the venue by security for our own safety, and were unable to leave the venue for a short while.

Crowds began to disperse after police came onto the scene.