Dinkytown riot: Top 10 photos

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@BeccaBabble tells us she herself took this photo. An hour before posting it on Twitter, she wrote, "Actually getting out of bed to go to dinky because it's a riot."
:::: UPDATE :::: Dinkytown hockey riot part deux: Top photos

Last night's dramatic Gophers hockey triumph inspired students to riot in Dinkytown. Law and order was reestablished just after midnight when baton-wielding officers advanced on the mob of students and forced them to disperse.

But even for cops, there were moments of levity amid pepper spray and arrests. For instance, check out the photo at the top of this page.

That's not the only compelling riot picture circulating on social media today. Below the jump we bring you the 10 best we've seen.

See also:
Minnesota Daily runs photo of students snorting Molly in dorms


Bonus entries: Riot selfies! 10. 9. 8a. 8b. 8c. A more humorous perspective on that same scene: (For more, click to page two.)



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T-Bob Gross
T-Bob Gross

I predict rioting if they win, equal destruction if they lose.

Lisa Clare
Lisa Clare

You can't lump an entire group of people into one category and if one does, they come off looking very narrow minded and ignorant. You're in college and you haven't realized this yet? With age comes wisdom.

Cadillac Kolstad
Cadillac Kolstad

Show up with a few friendly mounted horse police, allow parameters for fun, show tolerance.

Andy Nelson
Andy Nelson

would they rather the scene be of students getting blasted in the face with concussion grenades?

Holley Rose Kramchuck
Holley Rose Kramchuck

Why are you rioting if you won? It doesnt make any sense....just shows wat bad sportsmanship they have

Darryl E White
Darryl E White

Making time with coeds?!? Where's your attention?

Thomas Goddard
Thomas Goddard

We have one by the MOA...fun kitchen gadgets in there, also.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter


White riot - I wanna riot  White riot - a riot of my own. Black man got a lot of problems but he don't mind throwing a brick.  White people go to school where they teach you how to be thick. White riot - I wanna riot White riot - a riot of my own   The Clash - White Riot (1977)

Melissa Mj
Melissa Mj

I don't celebrate by causing damage to property, but maybe I'm doing it wrong?

David Cole
David Cole

"The Big Bang Theory" nailed it when Leonard said that they didn't go crazy every time the Rebellion defeated the Empire... I'll admit, the photo of the two college kids getting photos taken by the police adds an interesting dimension to the situation being reported on. :)

Jason Boyd
Jason Boyd

White pasty Midwesterners rioting. That's a riot (Don't cha know).

Juliana Christa Berg
Juliana Christa Berg

Wouldn't the cops involved with that posing photo get into trouble with the department?

Erika Rice
Erika Rice

I know I saw!!! Sarah Strandberg sure I get minnesota recognition when i move away!

Joseph Bartel
Joseph Bartel

Gopher fans are terrible sports. I'm embarrassed to go to this school.

debpias
debpias

What a bunch of idiots.

Tess'ailene Sunshine
Tess'ailene Sunshine

Only in MN do riot pics include poses with the cops.... Not really a riot if you think of London.

Jake Beckler
Jake Beckler

Umm... It's not even the final! This makes no sense...

ThomasR
ThomasR

I don't think it qualifies as a riot unless there are molotov cocktails and people getting beaten by police batons

MichaelSavage
MichaelSavage

@MNjoe The Clash? from over 40 years ago? who ever they are. I'm sure they were druggies and against the establishment.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe  Antiquated at the least; bigoted, populist, racist rant at best.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

C'mon, this isn't a Gophers thing. It happens in just about any big city when a home team wins a championship (or gets really close). At least no cop cars were set on fire or turned over. 

hbrolander
hbrolander

They are ramping up security for it...

hbrolander
hbrolander

Didn't stop them from trying! Sports fans are just ridiculous. Period.

hbrolander
hbrolander

Didn't stop them from trying! Sports fans are just ridiculous. Period.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MNjoe you've gotta cite something in order to be taken seriously

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