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College revelers clash with police in Washington
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:03:17 AM »
Via NBC:

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington clashed with police, who responded with pepper spray to help disperse the crowd.

There were multiple arrests during the melee late Saturday and early Sunday in Bellingham, Sgt. Mike Scanlon said.

The situation with an intoxicated crowd turned into "pretty much an out and out riot," he said.

The unrest began as police broke up a large party with many revelers then moving to a nearby park, where they were joined by others until up to 500 people had gathered.

As police tried to clear the park the crowd began hurling projectiles, Scanlon said.

The police response included pepper spray. It took about 45 minutes to clear the area.

Scanlon said that he didn't have a more exact figure on arrests. He didn't know if there were any injuries, Scanlon added.

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