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Police Storm University Hall After Food Fight

Published: Sat 4 Oct 2008 03:20 PM
Police Officers Storm University Hall After 'Riotous Food Fight'
After a trouble free afternoon at the University of Canterbury ENSOC barbeque residents of University Hall were invited onto the hall lawn for a private after function, which erupted into a high-spirited food fight.
It has been reported that as many as 300 residents converged on the barbeque lawn and began turning tables over and throwing food at one another.


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Soon after the food fight began nine police cars and more than ten baton-wielding police entered the campus grounds to disperse the crowds.
No arrests were made, however eyewitness reports suggest that one resident sustained a minor injury after tripping.
Both University Hall staff and Christchurch Police were unavailable to comment on the events. It is apparent that no major damage was done to the halls.
Residents helped to clean the grounds after the police had left.


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Students claim that police cars had spent all day circling Ilam Park, (where the ENSOC barbeque took place), looking for students to pick on.
"The police were out to get us." Said one resident at the hall.
"I think the University Hall staff overreacted when they called the police. After all, we were just having a bit of fun."


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Residents of Uni Hall have expressed anger at the fact that most of them got no dinner.
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