Three people were arrested and one man was hospitalized resulting from a fight that broke out near the University of California, Berkeley after local fire departments shut down fraternity Halloween parties around 10 p.m. With nowhere to go an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 students were left “milling around” according to officers responding to the incident. Police downplayed the commotion saying “I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a riot,” but leave it to social media to gladly take that word and run with it.
Man dressed as Jesus in front of a cop car just started a riot with hundreds of others. Average Berkeley Halloween pic.twitter.com/eBq3uRfkny
— Atreyue Ryken ❄️ (@Atreyue) November 1, 2015
last night I was locked inside a frat house for the entire night bc there was a huge riot outside and if that's not Berkeley idk what is
— Maria (@mariagasch) November 1, 2015
Tonight the corner my house is on turned into a riot zone. Haven't felt this unsafe in a long time. #Berkeley
— Kelsi K. (@KKranberry) November 1, 2015
Obviously, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle, but whoever thought it was a good idea to shut down the Halloween parties, basically before the night even got started, should single handedly be responsible for paying for all damages that unfolded.
“Make sure these kids have nowhere to go so they can just aimlessly wonder the streets.”
Solid plan, chief..