The mounted patrol led the charge
So once again a throng of Umass students got a tad out of control, refused to comply with orders to disperse and were then convinced to go back to their dorms by a combined assault of horses, dogs, a sound truck issuing high pitched alien like noise and a small army of police -- some looking like Darth Vader in their riot gear.
UMPD firing pellets into the crowd (burning sugar)
But it was the horses that commanded the undivided attention of the crowd, as they hurriedly went into retreat mode.
UMass police made at least ten arrests and there were no injuries. AFD was called by the father of a student saying she was asthmatic and having problem breathing because of the chemicals shot into the crowd by police pellet guns.
Back up army of police followed the horses chasing the crowd north to Massachusetts Avenue
Turns out UMPD only used burning sugar and the kids thought it was tear gas, thereby bringing about almost the same result.
State PD and UMass EMS EMTsUMass had provided a large screen TV, food, bouncy houses, and a multi-station barbecue set up in Southwest to try to give the students something to do, but by the time the game ended the crowd had grown into the thousands.
Haze over playing field opposite Southwest from barbecues
Then some nitwits decided to climb the trees in the center of the courtyard, and then full bottles of water started flying in the cops direction.
Sound truck emitted high pitch annoying sound
That's when police moved in to end the celebration almost at the stroke of midnight.