CSU Confessions Facebook page denies starting block party Saturday

Police: Tear gas, pepper balls used on crowds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Organizers of the CSU Confessions Facebook page denied starting the block party that ended with Fort Collins police firing tear gas into the crowd Saturday night.

A post on the page early Saturday read in part: "the rules are: byob, be respectful, rage, have fun, be safe, and pee where nobody can see… Going to be legendary."

But at about 3 a.m. Sunday the CSU Confession page posted a status update that read: "RAMS, let's get this straight; like another admin said earlier, this might have been called "The CSU Confessions Block Party", but we had nothing to do with it. Someone contacted us, asking if they could throw a giant party and we said "go ahead". We want this page to stay up soooo, idk. This wasn't our party haha."

The party was centered at Prospect Road and Westbridge Drive, in the Summerhill neighborhood, a few blocks from the CSU campus.

Several hundred students can be seen partying on the street, on cars and even on roofs in pictures posted on social media sites.

Fort Collins police said neighbors complained about the large crowds of approximately 300 people gathered in the street. Police said the crowd then became unruly and aggressive, breaking bottles, climbing on streetlight poles, cars, and trees, and throwing bottles at officers. 

Around 10:30 p.m. officers used pepper ball, OC (pepper spray) and CS gas (tear gas) to disperse the crowds.

Three people were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Fort Collins police said Sunday that no arrests have been made yet.

These videos of the the crowds were posted on Vine.  Mobile users can see them by clicking here: https://vine.co/v/bxihx9m0IPp and here: https://vine.co/v/bxiHJzwnTr9

 

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