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Police: Most of the Tucson rioters were UA students

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson police said most of those arrested during street
clashes after the University of Arizona basketball team’s loss in the NCAA
tournament were students at the university.

Police said 15 people were arrested Saturday night during what police called an
unlawful assembly just outside the university campus after the Wildcats lost to the
Wisconsin Badgers in the Elite Eight round.

University officials are vowing to punish students who participated in the

Dean of Students Kendal Washington White called the disturbance disappointing
and said it was not reflective of the culture of the University of Arizona or

Authorities said the arrests came after fans hurled beer bottles and
firecrackers at officers, who then used pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

The ages of the people arrested range from 19 to 29.


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