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

Police detain a Blarney Blowout participant Saturday, March
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Police detain a Blarney Blowout participant Saturday, March 8, 2014, near the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts. The annual party just before spring break got rowdy and continued into Sunday, police said. There were more than 70 arrests. (Credit: AP / Robert Rizzuto)

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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.

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