News reports say as many as 75 teens were "jumping each other" causing near-riot conditions that resulted in multiple police departments being called to evacuate the site.
One person lamented he had never seen anything like it before. That is a common reaction from white people who live in the insular isolation of segregated neighborhoods and derive a false worldview from the media.
The riot occurred Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Three juveniles were arrested following a Saturday night brawl at a Colorado Springs carnival, where El Paso County Sheriff's deputies and Colorado Springs Police officers struggled to control a crowd of more than 150 people.
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Deputies were called the Wright's Amusements Giant Carnival at Powers and Palmer Park Boulevards just before 9 p.m. to break up a 15-person fight.
"When deputies arrived it ended up being more like 75," said Jacqueline Kirby, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office.
Noelle Drobny was getting ready to leave the carnival with her husband, 6-year-old daughter and Drobny's 11-year-old step-siblings when she saw the fight breakout.
"Groups of teenagers were trying to fight each other and screaming about jumping one another," she said. "The crowd got bigger and bigger, and the circle got bigger and bigger."
As the fight crew, the 25 deputies, who weren't wearing protective gear, were surrounded by a jeering crowd, Kirby said. At 9:44 p.m. Colorado Springs Police arrived for backup - the officers arrived in protective gear, but they were not wearing riot gear, Kirby said. Police reported finding a crowd of "several hundred people," although Drobny said she doubted there were more than 200.
More than 150 people tried to tip over the ticket booth - with attendants inside - until law enforcement officers ordered them to back away. There were rumors of stabbings and other injuries, none of which turned out to be true, Kirby said.
Eventually, the crowd pulled back but continued to taunt the officers, throwing dirt, rocks and bottles, Kirby said. No people or officers were injured during, Kirby said. The Sheriff's Office does not release the names of juvenile arrestees, nor does it release the charges, Kirby said.
The carnival has been an area staple for years, Drobny said. According to the carnival's manager, it had been roughly 25 years since a fight on this scale has broken out at the carnival, Kirby said.
"We go to it every time it comes," Drobny said. "I've never see anything like that before."
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