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Students riot in Dinkytown

Hundreds of University of Minnesota students were met by police Saturday when a party turned into a riot, the Minnesota Daily reported.

Over 500 students crowed the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Seventh Street Southeast in celebration of the university's annual Spring Jam event.

Residents told the Daily that the parties began as early as 9 a.m. Large crowds started to gather around 7 p.m., and police were called to the area about that time.

It was reported that the crowd through bottles at the police, who were all dressed in full riot gear. Anti-riot tactics were used to disperse the crowd. The police did not leave the area until around 1:00 a.m., Sunday.

The Daily reported that seven people were arrested, and no serious injuries were reported.

The Minnesota Daily: http://www.mndaily.com/2009/04/26/students-riot-dinkytown?page=2&US||||||||||=