A mob of drunken students celebrating St. Patrick’s Day fuelled a massive street fire in the east end of London, Ontario last Saturday night.
According to the Globe and Mail, the crowd of 1000 people were not only constantly adding fuel to the fire; they were also attacking any officer getting in their way.
Police Constable Krissy Belanger says rioters were throwing bricks, beer bottles and tires to any police officer or firefighter who tried to intercept them.
It was already past 4 am when the crowd finally dispersed.
Belanger says so far police has arrested 11 people, with more to come. And they estimate the night’s cost at $100 000 in damage.