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SPEAK ON IT: Police Descend On Keene State College Students After Pumpkin Riot…Raises Racial Questions When Compared To Ferguson Protests

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A huge riot broke out at Keene State College over the weekend but the police response was VERY different when compared to the Ferguson protests.  It raises many questions. Speak on it inside….

On Saturday, thousands of students and visitors from afar (majority white) gathered for the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival at Keene State College in New Hampshire. But ish quickly got out of hand, leaving many of the festivalgoers injured and arrested after police dressed in riot gear fired off tear gas on the students who rampaged the streets of the small New Hampshire community.

The violent riots went early into Sunday morning as unruly students flipped over cars, uprooted street signs, turned over dumpsters, started fires and raided the streets with mayhem. At one point, witnesses say some rioters were even throwing bottles and other objects at authorities.

Police got suited in SWAT gear before dismantling the chaotic scene with tear gas and pepper spray. And now it’s raising questions about race when compared to how the police in Ferguson responded to peaceful protesters after the shooting death of unarmed teen, Michael Brown.

After images of the disturbance in New Hampshire hit social media, people were quick to compare the two:


Peep what transpired below:


So protesters in Ferguson were tear gassed, had rubber bullets shot at them and were forced to leave the protesting site after gathering for a peaceful protest. Months later, white college students wreak havoc over pumpkins before police tear gas them…..



Photo: Jeremy Fox/The Boston Globe





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