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"Mini-riot" in downtown Minneapolis caught on tape [VIDEO]
citypages ^ | Mon., Sep. 12 2011 at 7:39 AM | Mike Mullen

Posted on 09/12/2011 2:20:37 PM PDT by null and void

A series of fights broke out after a teen dance party in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday night, causing wild scenes on busy streets, and leading to the arrests of three participants.

Early news reports called the action a "riot," but that term has since been downgraded to "mini-riot." The trouble started as hundreds of teenagers poured out of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which was hosting the "Big Bash 2" dance party. During the party, kids had scuffled with event security, leading to a police call, an early end to the party, and an exodus of riled-up kids.

As a large crowd moved down Nicollet Mall, it tossed restaurant furniture and confronted bystanders, according to the Star Tribune.

More troublesome, though, were the fights that took place within the group, one of which was caught on tape.

The video, captured and uploaded by someone who says he was having his bachelor party at the Local, shows a slew of young people walking down the street. A couple of them begin to have words, and some scatter, before a dozen or so get into brief brawl with punches and chairs thrown.

The fighting ends soon enough, and the crowd simply moves on farther down the block, increasing its speed as cops arrive.

Later, when the crowd stalled at South 10th Street and Nicollet, police responded with riot gear and pepper spray, and arrested three "mini-riot" participants, one of whom had punched a cop, the Star Tribune reports.

The lesson, apparently, is that you should always wear goggles to teen dance parties: Party promoter Brayshaun Gibson, 19, says police used pepper spray to disperse the first Big Bash party in April.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: minneapolis; minnesota; norwegians; yutes
Those wacky Utes
1 posted on 09/12/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by null and void
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Buncha rowdy Norwegians, I bet.


2 posted on 09/12/2011 2:24:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Swedish-American)
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“young people”

If that’s the best description they got, you KNOW who’s behind the violence.

Just sayin’...


3 posted on 09/12/2011 2:25:01 PM PDT by Tigerized
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More troublesome, though, were the fights that took place within the group, one of which was caught on tape.

MORE troublesome?????!!!!! What's wrong with them killing each other off? At least they're not praying on the decent and innocent.

4 posted on 09/12/2011 2:26:31 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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Sensationalist headline. This was a street fight that died in infancy, not a “mini riot”.


5 posted on 09/12/2011 2:34:50 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Disgusted with the establishment GOP and their enablers.)
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If they weren't "Amish", the headlines would've read...

Tea Partiers riot in downtown Minneapolis...0bama orders National Guard!"
6 posted on 09/12/2011 2:37:49 PM PDT by papasmurf (0bama...just doing the job Americans won't do.)
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How does that scale go again?
Mini-riot ...Riot...Venti Riot?
7 posted on 09/12/2011 2:41:25 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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As a large crowd moved down Nicollet Mall, it tossed restaurant furniture and confronted bystanders... More troublesome, though, were the fights that took place within the group, one of which was caught on tape... The video...shows a slew of young people walking down the street. A couple of them begin to have words, and some scatter, before a dozen or so get into brief brawl with punches and chairs thrown.

So, someone tell me why some teenagers punching each other is more troublesome than them threatening bystanders and trashing someone's restaurant?

8 posted on 09/12/2011 2:44:10 PM PDT by heartwood
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I agree. I could’ve quelled the whole thing with a dozen or so buckets of free fried chicken.


9 posted on 09/12/2011 2:46:28 PM PDT by davisfh
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outtakes from Purple Rain?
10 posted on 09/12/2011 2:46:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Bitter Clingers vs the Amish.


11 posted on 09/12/2011 2:52:33 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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Not that I condone it, but that wasn't much of a riot, even a "mini riot"
13 posted on 09/12/2011 2:53:04 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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14 posted on 09/12/2011 2:57:40 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Popman

Not that I condone it, but that wasn’t much of a riot, even a “mini riot”
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Righto!!

With ‘only’ 3 arrests, hardly worth the ink and time to set the story.

Must be a slow news month in Minnesota.


15 posted on 09/12/2011 2:59:14 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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I thought the Utes were from Utah, not Minneapolis! Maybe you have it confused with feral, Amish yoots!


16 posted on 09/12/2011 3:00:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: heartwood

These types of articles are not complete until I have read that “Authorities were scrambling to determine a motive behind the disturbance.” Well, they can quit scrambling. Some people can’t live in a society of pigs.


17 posted on 09/12/2011 3:01:20 PM PDT by healy61
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do I really have to say it???

18 posted on 09/12/2011 3:06:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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I thought it was far more interesting the video they posted was filled with F bombs and no disclaimer or warning of bad lauguage...
19 posted on 09/12/2011 3:06:43 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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Worst.
Cameraman.
Ever.
20 posted on 09/12/2011 3:10:20 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Looks like another pack of anarchic negroes, raisin' hell in a state that pisses on the 2nd Amendment and makes self-defense a felony.

Until more than a few rioters and/or 'legislators' come to some serious physical harm, this sh!t will only get worse the closer bhØ gets to eviction.

21 posted on 09/12/2011 3:11:47 PM PDT by tomkat (PC = pandering collusion)
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To: Tigerized

OTOH, there’s the stupid white guy in the crowd who’s cheering on the violence. Dropping F-bombs in typical suburban white guy fashion. He’s probably wearing baggy, saggy pants and listens to rap music.


22 posted on 09/12/2011 3:11:47 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: heartwood

Good question. When Milwaukee had that State Fair wilding on opening night, the reporter took pains to note that fighting broke out amongst the yutes and then spilled over to them beating up (white) people. I don’t know why that matters.


23 posted on 09/12/2011 3:15:01 PM PDT by rabidralph
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The illegals and reparation seekers are turning America into a third world country. There will be no shortage of targets when
we have to take our country back from these worthless bums and filth.


24 posted on 09/12/2011 3:24:34 PM PDT by soycd
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Why is that picture so dark? </SARC> ;-)
25 posted on 09/12/2011 3:41:17 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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get-faced-then-get-maced parties

An apt title for the next one on the 24th.

26 posted on 09/12/2011 3:52:57 PM PDT by Sawdring
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Mini-riot ...Riot...Venti Riot?

LOL !

27 posted on 09/12/2011 3:53:10 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: davisfh

ROTF!


28 posted on 09/12/2011 4:26:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Disgusted with the establishment GOP and their enablers.)
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To: rabidralph

“...the stupid white guy in the crowd who’s cheering on the violence.”

Yeah, you’re right on target. Why “ghetto” equals “cool” I’ll never understand.


29 posted on 09/12/2011 6:29:55 PM PDT by Tigerized
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