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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kent police break up large College Fest crowds after violence

KENT, Ohio -- Police say some of the nearly 3,000 students have also thrown beer bottles at police.
Police are attired in riot gear and, according to students who are tweeting from the scene and the website, using tear gas and "flash-bang" devices to disperse the crowd.

Police in Kent are dispersing large crowds near campus, after fights broke out an at annual event called College Fest. Students attending the large party have tweeted that beer bottles were being thrown and ambulances were dispatched to the scene.
Police from Kent, Kent State University and Hudson are trying to disperse large crowds of students throwing beer bottles after fights broke out during the annual "College Fest" near the KSU campus.

Kent police refused to answer questions about their response at the scene but students report police were trying to clear out a crowd of more than 3,000 with tear gas and flash-bang devices.
The Kent Fire Department was sent to University Driveafter a couch was set on fire near the roadway.
The Kent State student media website,, reported that some students were injured and that participants were throwing beer bottles at police.
Kent State police are assisting the Kent police department but did not release any information.

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