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DA Defends Blarney Blowout Response

DA Defends Blarney Blowout Response

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(Northampton, MA)  —  District Attorney David Sullivan is defending Amherst police and UMass officials for their response to the Blarney Blowout.  Sullivan said when students starting throwing bottles at police officers, intervention was necessary.  Monday UMass students staged a protest, claiming police brutality for the use of pepper spray and tear gas.  Fifty-five students were arrested Saturday as thousands of drunken partiers roved through Amherst.  Sullivan tells the “Gazette” it had nothing to do with the “right to assemble.”

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