My team lost and I am gonna act like an five year old that didn’t get their way
Via NY Daily News
Students at the University of Arizona apparently did not take Saturday night’s loss to Wisconsin in the Elite Eight well.
According to student newspaper Daily Wildcat’s Twitter account (@dailywildcat): “Dozens of students shot with beanbags” by law enforcement who were wearing riot gear and gas masks.
Tucson police said they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and firecrackers at officers after the team’s overtime loss in the NCAA Tournament.
There were no reports of injuries to fans or officers, but 15 people were arrested for offenses such as resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly, Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan said.
Of those arrested, 14 were released, and one was sent to Pima County jail. He said those advancing on officers were arrested. The street was clear and the crowd was gone by late Saturday.
Dugan said crowds leaving bars and restaurants near campus after the game filled University Boulevard and wouldn’t leave despite urging through a PA system and social media declaring it an unlawful assembly.
Police brought in cruisers and a unit of officers with batons, helmets and face masks to block the street when people started tossing beer bottles, cans and firecrackers, hitting police vehicles and endangering officers.