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Student celebration in Iowa turns into chaos

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 00:50

April 9 - An annual tradition at Iowa State University known as Veishea turns the streets into chaos. Nathan Frandino reports.

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An annual spring tradition at Iowa State University turns the streets into chaos. Students in Ames gathered in the streets early Wednesday, tearing down light poles and street signs. The celebration known as Veishea is a showcase of the university. Police said at least two cars were flipped over. (SOUNDBITE) (English) IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY SENIOR ANNA SWANSON SAYING: "As bad as last night was and as much as it needs to be addressed, I don't think it should ruin Veishea forever because it was just one thing. It speaks for those students, but not for all of us." After putting out fires and about an hour after it started, police were finally able to break up the crowds. Several students were arrested and a handful of others were injured - one seriously.

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Student celebration in Iowa turns into chaos

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 00:50