Keene State: Riot Following Red Sox World Series Win

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 31, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A riot at Keene State College broke out early Thursday morning following the Boston Red Sox win in the World Series.

A picture posted online by a student shows a car flipped with windows shattered in the middle of the road.

“We definitely got pepper sprayed,” said one student via Twitter.

“Riot at Keene state craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” said another.

There were reports of rubber bullets as well.

About 1,000 students rioted, throwing rocks, glass bottles, and ice, police told the Keene State Sentinel. However, most students celebrated responsibly apart from a group of about 50 students or so causing problems, said Andrew Robinson, the college’s vice president of student affairs.

The riot continued until about 1:40 a.m.

Police described the behavior as “belligerent and destructive,” and “attempting to damage property on the campus.”

No arrests were made but police are investigating what happened. If the students who overturned the car are identified from video footage, they will be arrested, police said.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.