October 19, 2014 9:19 am -

Keene State College students and visitors to an annual pumpkin festival in New Hampshire became unruly on Saturday, leading to injuries and arrests. Notice how their actions are referred to as “unruly”and not “rioting” in some media outlets. Fires were set, bottles were thrown and property was damaged at multiple locations because, pumpkins.

[su_center_ad]Bonfires burned into the early hours of Sunday morning on city streets that were littered with broken beer and liquor bottles, CNN reports.

At least one car was overturned.

“I got hit with a Jack Daniel’s bottle, like across the face,” Keene State student Roger Creekmore told WMUR.

Police were dressed in riot gear. None of the protesters rioters were beaten or shot by police officers.

Keene State College President Anne Huot said the students bore some of the responsibility for the unruly behavior, but also suggested that some outside the community had billed the event “as a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.”

What was deemed as “disruptive behavior” at parties in multiple locations occurred around the city, with injuries and property damage reported.

According to Keene State student Ellery Murray,  she was at a party that had drawn a large crowd when people started throwing things. She said police responded in riot gear and used tear gas to break up the crowd.

“People were just throwing everything they could find — rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins,” she said. “People just got too drunk.”

At a party involving hundreds of people, several people were injured from bottles which were hurled.


New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan said state and local safety officials worked to defuse what she called “the situation.” Tear gas was used in at least one location.

Yes, “the situation.” That’s what Republicans called Ferguson protesters. No. Wait. The protesters in Ferguson were “rioters” and “looters.”

“We deplore the actions of those whose only purpose was to cause mayhem,” Hout said, adding that the students involved will be held accountable.

But at least these students were out fighting the good fight for the noble cause of insuring that Pumpkins are….meh, I got nothin’. When will these uppity white people stop the white on white violence? [su_csky_ad]

Images: WMUR

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

34 responses to More White Mob Violence: New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, Students Riot, Start Fires, Throw Bottles

  1. Suzanne McFly October 19th, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I went to this festival last year, had a blast. I passed on it this year and now I feel I missed out 🙁

  2. NW10 October 19th, 2014 at 9:44 am

    If this was Ferguson, we’d never hear the end of it.

    • wnychive October 20th, 2014 at 10:18 am

      The media failed to separate the protesters in Ferguson from those who were just on the scene to riot and cause mayhem. The actual protesters should have been praised and applauded for taking a stand, instead of being lumped in with the few who were causing all of the carnage.

      The same appears to be taking place here, with a people not from college and from outside areas coming in and starting the destruction at the “pumpkin fest”. The media is giving that minority faction a pass and lumping them in with those who were legitimately attending. So yes, the media bias is in full effect here.

      But don’t forget to compare what happened at each riot. Nobody shot at police, looted stores or burned down stores in Keene.

      Also, you already see articles about the kids cleaning up afterwords, but you didn’t see those about Ferguson, even though that also took place.

      • Karma is a #itch October 22nd, 2014 at 9:11 pm

        Excuses, excuses, excuses!

        • wnychive October 23rd, 2014 at 3:10 pm

          What did I give an excuse for? I couldn’t find it in you lengthy response.

  3. StoneyCurtisll October 19th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    See what happens?
    When the man keeps the pumpkins down..

    • Anomaly 100 October 19th, 2014 at 10:05 am

      We are all pumpkins now. #Solidarity

  4. Carla Akins October 19th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Don’t these people have jobs?

    • StoneyCurtisll October 19th, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Apparently not…:)

    • Mainah October 19th, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Have you ever driven through New Hampshire? Miles and miles of pine trees and the worst roads. I have no idea where they would work. Then you have the “Free Staters”. They’re a special group of duh.

      But if you get a chance, you should go see Castle in the Clouds.

    • rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 10:22 am

      College kids???Surely you jest

      • Carla Akins October 19th, 2014 at 11:18 am

        Just mocking the comments I see when the story is about the Ferguson protests.

        • rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 11:28 am

          Somehow somewhere the jack o lantern lighting contest got lost in the kegs… the great pumpkin will not be happy

      • Karma is a #itch October 22nd, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        They are not kids they are adults. They should have been shot and killed for disobeying cops and breaking the law. I’m sure the damage amounted to much more than the cost of a box of cigars.

  5. rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Fermented pumpkins rule..

  6. Jones October 19th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    This is due to breakdown of the white family unit.

  7. Boehner-Monkey October 19th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    This brings to mind the redneck version of Gin and Juice:

  8. whatthe46 October 19th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    this won’t be covered by fox.

    • NoMcCrory2013 October 20th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Too many White kids for that to happen

  9. Xerocky October 20th, 2014 at 7:17 am

    “She said police responded in riot gear and used tear gas to break up the crowd.”

    WTF? Tear gas? What did these kids DO?? They didn’t DO ANYTHING! So what they started some fires and turned over some cars…BFD! That deserves teargas and riot gear?????

    We have to do SOMETHING about these out of control cops, OK AMERICA?? Look in the godam mirror.


    • Roy Roberts November 18th, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Question…are you stupid?

      • Xerocky November 18th, 2014 at 9:57 am

        What did they DO? They’re innocent kids who are expressing their frustration with a system that’s going to leave them wit lotz a debt an shyt!!!!!!!
        dey dibbntz do nuffniz Roy Robbertz, WTF Did dey doooz?

      • Xerocky November 18th, 2014 at 10:02 am


  10. R L Buds October 21st, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    How is this one night event like ferguson? These kids were DRUNK (like nearly all white “riots”) and acting stupidly and nobody likes or condones it. The ferguson rioters were destroying their own town for weeks for no good reason (unless a white man defending his life is now wrong).

    • eve-audrey October 21st, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      Poor kids were just destroying property while drunk whereas those blacks are just evil. You made me laugh.
      they were not kids but young adults. And is being drunk an excuse that works for black people too?

      Ps: just so you know an unarmed black teen murdered by a cop and whose body was left on the ground for hours is a good reason to be pissed. Pumpkins not so much.

      • R L Buds October 21st, 2014 at 2:34 pm

        Blacks don’t need excuses, it would be racis’ of us to expect that from them. Unarmed but very dangerous and maybe if the cops were left to do their job, instead of having to “control” the crowd, they would have removed the corpse sooner.

        Liberal world view:

        Self defense = murder
        Anti-racist = anti-truth
        Islam = Religion of Peace
        Building a working civilization = white privilege

        Nobody over 25 would believe the Liberal talking points, unless they walked around with their eyes closed; but keep parroting the nonsense.

        • Chinese Democracy October 21st, 2014 at 4:12 pm

          Conservative world view

          Black = bad

        • eve-audrey October 22nd, 2014 at 11:50 am

          Lol you could have just ignored my comment if this is what you have to answer. people like you are so predictable it isn’t even funny anymore. You manage to repeat your bullshit mantra on a topic about a bunch of white people behaving like thugs. Bravo.

          I do not know how you people manage to be so obtuse but as long as you believe yourselves… have a good day because i am certainly having one. And please ignore my comments in the future i think i have encountered enough people like you on the net. I am getting bored.

        • arc99 October 22nd, 2014 at 12:09 pm

          nobody with a brain at all would believe most of the right wing garbage you pollute this forum with.

          I am a 62 year old working, taxpaying, home owning, voting African American liberal. I have seen a lot of ignorance in this country during my lifetime and was glad to see that ignorance slowly but surely disappearing from mainstream society.

          Never thought I would see right wingers trying to restore that ignorance and once again make it acceptable. This is not 1950 anymore, no matter how much you right wingers wish it was.

      • October 21st, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        Exactly Sister.

        J’espère que ta auras une merveilleuse journée.

        Peace and Blessings to You.

        • eve-audrey October 22nd, 2014 at 11:44 am

          Merci toi aussi

  11. Bonnie McCollett May 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Wow you liberals are really reaching here