03/20/2012

St. Patrick's mob, Canadian police clash

Authorities express extreme disapproval at St. Patrick's day mob in London, Ont.

The Canadian Press

LONDON, Ont. — Disgust and extreme disapproval were running high in London, Ont., Sunday after an intoxicated crowd of St. Patrick's Day revellers spent the previous night fuelling a huge street fire and attacking authorities who tried to intervene.

While no one was seriously injured as a mob of some 1,000 people took over a residential area popular with students, police said every officer responding to the situation was attacked during an upheaval that could have turned into something far worse.

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