COLLEGE PARK, Md. — After the Maryland Terrapins beat Duke, 79-72, people gathered on Route 1 to celebrate.
Soon, the crowd took down a traffic sign and rocked a bus. Police in riot gear tried clearing people from the streets. Officers were on horses, others used shields to physically push people back.
Some say the police went too far, using tear gas and shooting sand bags while people ran away. Others say the response is understandable, considering the area’s history.