Dinkytown hockey riot part deux: Top photos
Makes you wonder what would've happened had the Gophers won...
Bridget Bennett/The Minnesota Daily 2014 (via Facebook)
Though the Gophers men's hockey team gave up a touchdown and extra point worth of goals during a 7-4 loss to Union College in the national championship game last night, Dinkytown revelers weren't dispirited.
A heavy police presence and disappointing defeat didn't stop the streets from being overrun in the second University of Minnesota hockey riot in three nights. In fact, there were nearly twice as many arrests in and around Dinkytown last night as there were Thursday -- 19 compared to 10.
Below the jump we share the best social media photos we've seen of last night's festivities.
Dinkytown riot: Top 10 photos
10. As the Gophers' championship dreams died, students took to the streets:
People start standing, jumping on a car, it soon gets backed up pic.twitter.com/L4WEUBetxz-- Bryna Godar (@bgodar) April 13, 2014
Chopper view of large crowd packing the streets at 14th & 4th in Dinkytown. pic.twitter.com/OgzqtcMJtO-- FOX 9 News (@MyFOX9) April 13, 2014
9. Police weren't messing around:
4th and 14th is peaceful pic.twitter.com/aDf3oDnT0Q-- Jeff Hargarten (@JeffHargarten) April 13, 2014
(For more, click to page two.)
8. Nonetheless, there were selfies:
7. U of M students weren't the only ones taking part:
6. But it wasn't all fun and games -- the MPD reports two instances of arson and a yet-to-be-determined amount of property damage:
(For more, click to page three.)
5. As police tried to clear Dinkytown streets, students attempted to block them:
People start sitting cross legged on road, now chanting "we have the right to assemble" pic.twitter.com/iKqxaJbIWz-- Bryna Godar (@bgodar) April 13, 2014
4. But the MPD took matters into its own hands:
Another arrest pic.twitter.com/6Cnu0SQy2f-- Jeff Hargarten (@JeffHargarten) April 13, 2014
(To see the top photos, click to page four.)
3. Three views of a mooning:
Guy moons police, gets quickly taken down. pic.twitter.com/kPUN4oC7mF-- Bryna Godar (@bgodar) April 13, 2014
2. Mayoral photobomb!
Out here in Dinkytown with Chief Harteau. I am the one here photobombing. Stay safe, everybody. pic.twitter.com/ME63fDMn0R-- Betsy Hodges (@MayorHodges) April 13, 2014
1. And this just about sums it up:
Espresso Royale's tip jars - social justice is winning! pic.twitter.com/5t1WE06jzY-- Bryna Godar (@bgodar) April 13, 2014
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