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:
@HLpublicsafety: About 9:45 p.m., cops started sweeping state street by walking in formation. Revelers are dispersing. #bbn??
@HLpublicsafety: Crowd has flipped another car in 100 block of State Street. About two dozen students are on top of it.??
@HLpublicsafety: Big police bus headed to State Street #bbn??
Police have cleared the overturned car of people. Behind the line of officers clearing the crowd is a police officer with a video camera.
@HLpublicsafety: Overturned car on State Street has now been set on fire.??
@HLpublicsafety: Scanner: Police can use pepperball spray if students on State Street keep throwing bottles. #bbn??
@HLpublicsafety: Police have set up perimter around burning car b/c fire engine ran out of water, have to wait for another #bbn??
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.