In a span of five days, we’ve seen the Penn State Nittany Lions sex scandal go from breaking news story, to earth-shattering scandal to surreal,”take a moment to remember where you are” type of media circus.
And it’s perfectly understandable, since new information breaks every hour, and the situation gets darker, weirder, sadder and indicative of the worst elements in human nature every time news breaks.
Now the students in University Park have taken to the streets, yes they are demonstrating, rioting. Yes rallying and taking grassroots political action supporting Joe Paterno. Now that JoePa has been fired, that town is going to burn.
Here are some photos:
When I say “riot” we’re talking general shenanigans. It’s been about 10 years since anybody has lit something on fire.
People who just started following me…so all of you, ought to know, Penn State riots for just about anything. Literally anything.
@lauraface90: people running up McAllister… view from Penn Tower
Still there’s tear gas, Beaver Ave blocked off and lined with state troopers.
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