Pokemon Go players swarm Sydney street, bring traffic to halt

Clearly there are still many more to catch, at least at this Pokestop.

Swarms of Pokemon Go players have stopped traffic in a suburban Sydney street.

Posted to Facebook on Sunday night, footage showed gamers running in front of cars to cross the street.

Hordes of gamers run in front of traffic in the suburban street. Source: Facebook/Vincent Wang
Hordes of gamers run in front of traffic in the suburban street. Source: Facebook/Vincent Wang

The gaming pedestrians bring cars to a halt, casing traffic to form a single lane just to avoid collisions.

Absorbed in their screens, the hordes of people seem oblivious to the enraged drivers around them as car horns blare loudly.

The incident occurred in the suburb of Rhodes, where frustrated residents have already unleashed their fury on players in the past.

In July, residents began throwing water balloons at people playing the game while they were traipsing through the streets in search of Pokemon.

About 300 hundred players swamped a park in Rhodes. Photo: ABC
About 300 hundred players swamped a park in Rhodes. Photo: ABC

The residents had allegedly grown tired of the gamers congregating outside their apartment buildings late into the night.

So they took matters into their own hands when people began gathering at Peg Paterson Park on the evening of July 12.

It is believed that Peg Paterson Park also doubles as an intersection of three ‘Pokestops’.

Pokemon Go became the fastest game ever to reach the number one spot on iOS and Android in terms of revenue.

News break – July 27

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