17. St. Patty's Day Parade Becomes Violent
College: University of Albany
City: Albany, NY
Number of People Involved: Hundreds
Observing the tradition of Keggs & Eggs, a day-drinking ritual preceding the Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade, a few hundred students from the University of Albany got plastered the morning of March 12, 2011, and wreaked havoc upon local streets. Culprits broke car windows, threw furniture from second floor porches onto vehicles parked in the street, and hurled beer bottles at police officers. Students apparently pushed one car into the road after first jumping on its roof and kicking its doors in, leading to thousands of dollars in damage. More than 40 were arrested between the parade and pre-parade riot.