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Riot Erupts iNear Dinkytown


Six people were arrested Saturday night after a riot broke out during a block party near Dinkytown.

Police were called several times and forced to employ crowd control tactics such as tear gas, smoke grenades and rubber bullets.

The crowd, estimated to be in the several hundreds, were gathered to celebrate the annual Spring Jam hosted at the University of Minnesota.(Associated Press)

Along with smashed beer bottles, the crowd tore down street signs and started several fires and threw beer bottles and other debris at police officers.

The names of those being arrested have not been released yet. (Minnesota Daily)