Rochester Riots: 16 Arrested and Shots Fired After Puerto Rican Festival

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

At least 16 people were arrested in Rochester, New York on Sunday as people threw rocks and bottles at police officers following the Puerto Rican Festival.

Police officers responded with pepper balls, a helicopter, and other tools and crowd-control methods.

Rochester police spokeswoman Sgt. Elena Correia told the Democrat and Chronicle that 16 people had been arrested as of 10:15 p.m. in “post-festival activities.” Many of the arrests were for disorderly conduct. 

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.