UConn fans started a riot on Monday after their team’s surprising NCAA national title game win over Kentucky.
Shortly after the final buzzer sounded and the UConn players streamed onto the court in celebration, fans began gather in Storrs, Connecticut, to start rowdy celebrations of their own. The group soon numbered close to 10,000, and the cheering turned into property destruction and arrests.
National emergency alerts from Connecticut noted that the UConn riot included property destruction and injuries.
The report read: “Around 10,000 kids at UCONN are damaging property,a light post was throw into a buildings window,reports of minor injuries,pd o/s”
Other reports noted that police were attempting to quell the UConn riot, which had already grown violent.
RIGHT NOW: Riot police en route as UConn students celebrate national championship. At least 5 people already arrested.
— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) April 8, 2014
UConn students and fans involved in the riot shared accounts on social media, with many of them proud of the rowdy celebration.
— Alex Shiranian ♊ (@shironinon933) April 8, 2014
My friend at UConn texted me to tell me she’s in the middle of a riot right now. Remember when we used to riot? Good times, good times.
— Alex Steinman (@AlexSteinman) April 8, 2014
The UConn campus has seen riots in the past, including the team’s last NCAA title in 2011. That riot grew both violent and destructive, with police making 27 arrests and a video showing students trying to flip a car going viral.
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