More White Mob Violence: New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, Students Riot, Start Fires, Throw Bottles
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.
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“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]