19. U of O Turns Into a War Zone
College: University of Oregon
City: Eugene, OR
Number of People Involved: ~400
Violence broke out near the University of Oregon one Friday in September 2010 after police attempted to bust 400 college-age party-goers who were trashing local streets. Shattered glass and beer bottles littered an intersection blocks away from the University of Orgeon's campus after a melee spilled onto the road. An officer on "party patrol" reportedly encountered the massive, alcohol-induced rager and only exacerbated it by attempting to take action—students reportedly began breaking car windows and pulling down street signs after authorities were called in, with some actually bare-knuckle boxing each other. The rowdy group hurled eggs and bottles at officers, and multiple cans of tear gas had to be deployed to quell the rioting from the Friday night party gone bad.