A New York Giants Super Bowl victory celebration turned ugly at UMass Amherst late Sunday night. After the Patriots lost, police say about 1,500 students rioted in the southwest residential quad area, leading to 14 arrests. Police used flash bombs, horses, and some sort of non-lethal ammunition to subdue the rowdy students.
After the scene was contained, students tried to riot again; but were quickly stopped.
I would like to say “kids will be kids,” but when I was in college, the students never acted in this manner.
Here is a video of the news report as well as some raw footage of the police using flash grenades to break up the scene. Photos below the videos.
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Photos courtesy of UMASS Amherst – Staff photo by Michael Beswick