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UA fans clash with Tucson police after Wildcat loss

Update: 15 were arrested Saturday night as Tucson police used pepper-ball rounds to clear hundreds from University Boulevard in the wake of the Wildcats' loss. When the crowd threw bottles instead of dispersing, officers responded with pepper balls and OC canisters, as well as plastic bullets and foam baton rounds. Sunday, TPD identified those arrested.
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Mar 31, 2014, 9:00 am
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I wasn’t there. Here’s what I want to know…who really started it? Were the fans truly being unruly, engaging in criminal actions? Or, were they just exercising their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble? Based on TPD’s history of exceeding their authority, I would guess the latter. I would guess they went there looking for a fight, overreacted, and the disorder was a reaction to the cops. Again, just a guess, but I’m not seeing any stories explaining who really started it.

Mar 31, 2014, 1:52 pm
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Brett, it was probably a little bit of Column A, little bit of Column B.

BTW, No one enjoys a First Amendment Right to Peaceably Assemble in the Middle of a Highway.

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