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Pretty Much an Out and Out Riot': College-Age Revelers Clash With Wash. Police

Pretty Much an Out and Out Riot': College-Age Revelers Clash With Wash. Police

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (TheBlaze/AP) — Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington state -- thwarted in efforts to continue a large party -- threw projectiles at police who responded with pepper spray to disperse them, officials said.

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Multiple partiers were arrested during the melee late Saturday and early Sunday in Bellingham, according to police Sgt. Mike Scanlon.

Here’s some amateur footage of the scene:

"There was drinking, it became disorderly and pretty much an out and out riot," he told The Associated Press.

He said the unrest began as police dispersed a noisy party that had drawn a few hundred people.

Many of the revelers then moved to nearby Laurel Park, where they were joined by even more people, Scanlon said, calling it a "large, intoxicated, disorderly crowd."

From The Daily Mail: "The instagram photographer (deliahatesyou) of this girl twerking on a police car wrote, 'They shot the homie in the head with a rubber bullet and tear gassed a collage party f#### da 5 O'"

The situation "finally boiled over," he said. "They began hurling projectiles at police."

Up to 500 people had converged on the park as police worked to disperse them, at one point using pepper spray, Scanlon said.

It took about 45 minutes to clear the area and restore order.

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Scanlon said that there were multiple arrests but he didn't have an exact figure. And he said he didn't know if there were any injuries.

And all for a house party.

Bellingham, home to Western Washington University, is located about 75 miles north of Seattle.


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