Near Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, students gathered for the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival. Every year they try to set a world record for gathering the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. But the festival turned ugly this weekend. “People just got too drunk,” Keene State student Ellery Murray told The Boston Globe.
Those who attended the festival reportedly threw “everything they could find – rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins.” WMUR-TV showed footage of a crowd toppling over a car. Police dressed in riot gear ordered crowds to disperse. At least 30 people were injured, 20 of them were taken to hospitals. A few now look like Jack-o-Lanterns.
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