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Lexington Fire Department Tweets Detailed Account of Student “Riots”

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Lexington Fire Department Tweets Detailed Account of Student “Riots”
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The Lexington “riots” were the talk of the town–and beyond–this past weekend as Kentucky fans students took the street to, as the lead image indicates, apparently break stuff to show how much they enjoyed beating the Louisville Cardinals. We’ve already discussed the the fun stuff that went on, and now, some more details.

Not only did the media latch onto the wild behavior, as USAToday points, the official Twitter account for the Lexington Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 526 provided readers with blow-by-blow details of the debauchery, which reads like a war correspondent’s diary:

Mark Blankenship of Lex. Fire Dept. says too many fires to count, no arson arrests but several for disorderly conduct #bbn(image) 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

?@HLpublicsafety: About 9:45 p.m., cops started sweeping state street by walking in formation. Revelers are dispersing. #bbn?(image) 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

?@HLpublicsafety: Crowd has flipped another car in 100 block of State Street. About two dozen students are on top of it.?(image) 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

?@HLpublicsafety: Big police bus headed to State Street #bbn?(image) 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Police have cleared the overturned car of people. Behind the line of officers clearing the crowd is a police officer with a video camera.(image) 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

?@HLpublicsafety: Overturned car on State Street has now been set on fire.?(image) 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

?@HLpublicsafety: Scanner: Police can use pepperball spray if students on State Street keep throwing bottles. #bbn?(image) 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Police say they’re filming crowds with undercover officers, and from helicopter, will review film in future to make more arrests #bbn(image) 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

?@HLpublicsafety: Police have set up perimter around burning car b/c fire engine ran out of water, have to wait for another #bbn?(image) 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

As you can see, it looks like a good time was had by all parties. The thing is, if Kentucky does indeed beat Kansas tonight, therefore, winning the National Championship, Saturday will probably seem tame compared to what’s potentially to come. All in the name of a basketball game. One wishes these youngsters would be so outspoken against things like SOPA and other human rights interests. Such passion, directed at something worthwhile, could start the wheels of change moving in the right direction.

As it stands, Kentucky students look like a bunch of bored kids looking for any excuse to break stuff.

Lexington Fire Department Tweets Detailed Account of Student “Riots”
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