Blarney Blowout spirals out of control, more than 70 arrests, cops say

Upload Photo

A pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration Saturday, March 8, 2014, near the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts pitted police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual Blarney Blowout. There were more than 70 arrests and four officers were injured.

Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox.

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.