Will ‘Purge’-Style Violence Happen in Spokane This Weekend?
A social media campaign is making the rounds in Washington State this week encouraging readers to participate in violence similar to the no-rules concept of ‘The Purge’ movies.
Cops in Spokane are on high alert yet bewildered by the situation saying that no threats have actually been implied.
The flyer reads:
“August 22, 2014 everyone be downtown let’s start a riot and hit up all the stores.”
The basis of the popular ‘Purge’ films is a world without rules for 24 hours. Rape, murder and violence are allowed within that day to assist in population control and helping residents quench their darkest desires.
“We don’t have any specific information to suggest this is a credible threat or that this event will even occur,” said Lt. Bart Stevens with SPD.