Witnesses said police deployed tear gas and pepper spray to disperse large crowds. At least 14 were arrested. The Associated Press reports that 97 calls for service were placed to the department between 2 a.m. Saturday and 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The chaos began Saturday afternoon, when several people were injured by thrown bottles near the school’s 1 Butler Court during a party thrown to celebrate the city’s annual Pumpkin Festival. As night fell, the crowds spread across town. Rioters were seen on a live video stream vandalizing and flipping over several parked cars.
An earlier statement from a school spokesperson acknowledged that the partiers included both students and visitors to the campus, adding that some incidents took place off-campus. She did not immediately reply to Boston.com’s request for comment.
“Over the past few days, a large number of out-of-town visitors have come to Keene for the Keene Pumpkin Festival. Subsequently, during the course of the evening on Friday, off-campus gatherings associated with the Keene Pumpkin Festival escalated at a number of locations around the city,” Kelly Ricaurte wrote in a statement provided to the Boston Globe.
Read the full article at the Boston Globe.
Seriously, white people? At least Black people pretend to be outraged over police abuse when they vandalize and steal. Pumpkins?
Goodale Park is the home to an ever growing number of festivals, including the Gay Pride Parade and ComFest.
But a flyer that’s gone up around Clintonville is sending a less inclusive message.
It’s promoting the Straight White Guy Festival. It claims the festival will be held in Goodale Park in September.
Several pictures of the flyers tacked on telephone poles were posted on Twitter.
Local Homosexual activists are furious that such a festival implies straight, white males don’t suffer as much as homosexual, minorities and females pretend to. After all homosexuals earn on the average more than heterosexuals, and both minorities and women enjoy government-enforced benefits that whites males do not get. So it’s preposterous to assume the people who are constantly demonized on TV isn’t suffering. Right?
NOTE TO LIBERALS: This is satire. Carrying a clipboard does not actually make you invulnerable to Ebola.