Keene, New Hampshire’s 24th Annual Pumpkin festival burst into a riot Saturday night, requiring riot cops, tear gas, pepper spray, and even a response from the governor’s office. The festival has a history of violence, with over 140 arrests last year, and the city has been unable to figure out a way to contain the chaos.
But because the riots occurred at a pumpkin festival and not, say, an anti-police violence demonstration, many felt the right wing outrage that followed the Ferguson protests was noticeably absent. Cue the mockery:
Don't these people have jobs? Where are the white fathers? What will end this corrosive culture of violence?! http://t.co/1uqu4DAYnn
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) October 19, 2014
"White people riot for this—"
Puts a pumpkin on the stage.
"Black people riot for *this*—"
Simulates being shot by a cop.
— Jamelle Ghoulie (@jbouie) October 19, 2014
I am urging the parents of white youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing LL Bean. #Keene
— Tina Dupuy (@TinaDupuy) October 19, 2014
— Dr Zachary Smith (@NatteringNinny) October 19, 2014
Partiers. Raucous students. Bystanders.
Mainstream media use all the nice words to describe the white stuff. #keene
— No Justice No Peace (@drumbeats4peace) October 19, 2014
— Lisa Wines (@omyword) October 19, 2014
— Y-Love (@ylove) October 19, 2014
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