According to a press release issued by the school, the students were charged with disorderly conduct as police dispersed a crowd of about 3,000 people blocking Main Street following the Game 6 win. Several officers sustained minor cuts and several vehicles parked on Main Street received minor damage.
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Police said a crowd of about 1,000 people gathered in downtown Durham following the win, and the crowd quickly grew to about 3,000 people.
After about 20 minutes of celebrating that included cheering, fireworks and spraying liquids, police verbally asked multiple times that the crowd disperse so the street could reopen. As police started to approach, people in the crowd began throwing bottles and cans at the officers, and at that time pepper spray and pepper balls were used to move the crowd.
Arrested were: Michael J. McGillicuddy, 20, of Rockport, MA; Marisa A. Hardy, 21, of Nashua; Evan R. Orlando, 22, of Mansfield, MA; Justin Pimentel, 18, of Pelham; and Robert Lougee, 18, of Bow. They were each charged with one Class A misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct and are scheduled to appear in the Dover Division of 7th Circuit Court on Dec. 5.
Several students posted short videos of the riot on the social media site Vine, including this one from UNH freshman Thomas Chipman featuring a "Yankees Suck" chant.
Students were warned prior to the game that any student arrested during a time where there was a crowd gathered would be suspended on an interim basis and be subject to the court and UNH conduct systems.
The UNH and Durham police departments were assisted by officers from Laconia, Dover, the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, state police, and the state Liquor Commission.
Similar incidents were reported on the campuses of Keene State College and Plymouth State University, according to WMUR.
In Boston, nine people were arrested for unruly behavior, according to the Boston Police Department's Twitter feed.