The annual Kegs and Eggs college tradition at SUNY Albany is making news headlines this year. The early morning party held on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day got a little out of hand this year.
City police responded to Kegs and Eggs house parties as early as 7:15 a.m. and found several hundred students in the street drinking alcohol and damaging property. Mobs pushed parked cars into the middle of the road, bashed in their windows, kicked in side panels, and attempted to roll them. Garbage filled the streets as furniture was being tossed from second floor balconies and beer cans and bottles were being thrown by partygoers.
Albany police arrested six people on several charges including rioting, disorderly conduct, assaulting a police officer, and reckless endangerment. More should be in store after multiple videos posted on YouTube have helped lead to charges against 40+ people.
It is an event that will surely put a wedge between town and gown relations in Albany.
The videos below show party revelers destroying cars parked on the side of the road.