Small number of police disperse large number of students 2:30 PM Townhouse quad
The crowd started to gather in the quad area of Townhouse Apartments -- scene of the infamous Blarney Blowout last March -- just after high noon and a constant stream of college aged youth carrying boxes of beer quickly brought the mob to full strength of perhaps 1,000.
North Amherst center 2:00 PM heading towards Townhouse Apartments
At times Meadow Street was a gridlock of cars and partiers
A small number of Amherst Police first moved in around 2:30 PM and pushed the unruly mob out of the quad area.
Many of the partygoers simply moved across the street to a party house on Meadow Street that had also been going strong since probably well before noon.
Partiers start streaming from backyard towards Meadow Street. UMPD officer on left
Crowd is pushed back toward Townhouse Apartments
Around 4:30 PM, after reinforcements arrived, police again moved in to disperse the large crowd numbering in the hundreds packed into the backyard.
Party hardy types left a bit of a mess in the backyard
The responsible tenants of 53 Meadow Street were given $300 tickets and at least one young lady was arrested for an alcohol related offense.
Unhappy tenants holding their $300 tickets
Young lady arrested
And by 5:00 PM it was over. The night, however, is still young ...
Yes, APD may see these two again, before the night is done
Well now... if you didn't know the students were back, you sure did today... esp. in N. Amherst! #zoomass #partyheartytheremarty
— Jorma Kansanen (@JKansanen) September 7, 2013