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Cuomo Slams 'Proud Boys,' GOP After NYC Brawl

'NY has zero tolerance for your bs'

(Newser) - The NYPD wants to speak to at least three people in connection with a violent clash between members of the "Proud Boys" far-right group and counter-protesters Friday night. The brawl happened after Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes spoke at the Metropolitan Republican Club in the Upper East Side, which... More »

17 Dead After Nightclub Brawl

Fight in Caracas club sparked deadly stampede

(Newser) - Venezuela's government says 17 people were killed Saturday after a nightclub brawl in the capital led to a stampede, the AP reports. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol says eight minors were among those killed. Another five people were injured. He says one of those involved in the fight set... More »

2 Injured During Brawl ... at Chuck E. Cheese

About 20 people were involved

(Newser) - Authorities say a large brawl that spilled out of a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in New Jersey left two people injured, including an employee who tried to break up the fight. Deptford police arrived Sunday night to find a fight involving as many as 20 people. It's unclear what... More »

Missing Phone That Prompted Brawl Found Soon After

In the meantime, 20 people went at it in a pizza restaurant

(Newser) - Before instigating a brawl over a missing cell phone at a pizza restaurant it's probably best to see if it's waiting for you in the lost and found. Someone likely learned that lesson this weekend in the Bay Area city of Newark, Calif., where at least 20 people... More »

Jealous Wedding Crasher Ran Into Bridesmaids' Wrath

Shelby McDowell wasn't invited, started fight with 'boyfriend,' got chased down

(Newser) - Bridesmaids who party together, fight together. That was apparently the unspoken code at a wedding last Sunday in Palm Coast, Fla., where the New York Post reports an uninvited interloper caused a scene with a man she claimed was her boyfriend. Per WKMG , deputies say 20-year-old Shelby McDowell snuck into... More »

Bride, Groom Spend Wedding Night in Handcuffs

After brawl breaks out at bar

(Newser) - Not the most auspicious beginning to newlywed life: A Canadian bride and groom were led away from their post-wedding party in handcuffs Saturday. Witnesses say nine or so wedding party members entered an Edmonton bar around 10pm and were obviously drunk. And then: "You know in the old Western... More »

Spirit Cancels Multiple Flights, Melee Breaks Out

Police called to the scene at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

(Newser) - Spirit Airlines customers were not happy when as many as nine flights were canceled Monday night at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport—in fact, they were so unhappy, police had to be called in. Video posted by onlookers and witness reports detail a massively chaotic scene, complete with yelling... More »

Brawls Shut Down Malls Across US

In multiple incidents, fights led to stampedes

(Newser) - The day the Canadians call Boxing Day was more like Brawling Day in the US, with fights and other disturbances shutting down malls across the country Monday. In several incidents, fights in food courts or other areas of crowded malls led to chaos as rumors spread of shots being fired.... More »

Melee in Boston's Theater District Leaves 7 Injured

Victims stabbed by knives, bottles

(Newser) - Authorities say seven people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston's Theater District, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Bernard O'Rourke, police superintendent of the bureau of field services, said officers responded to a report of a fight about 2:15am Sunday in the... More »

Hundreds Fight in Deadly 'Turf War' at Russian Cemetery

They were armed with shovels, bats, and more

(Newser) - Two people died during a massive fight involving up to 200 people—though initial reports put the number at 400—armed with shovels, steel bars, and baseball bats Saturday at a Russian cemetery, the AP reports. According to RT , the police and national guard were called in to break up... More »

30 Girls in Chaotic Pa. School Brawl Face Charges

Investigation indicates fight was started over ongoing neighborhood rivalry

(Newser) - Up to 30 girls at a Pennsylvania secondary school were involved Monday in an all-out brawl, and some of them are facing charges, the Patriot-News reports. The University Prep magnet school was placed on lockdown during the incident, which mainly left students bruised and scratched, though one student was hospitalized... More »

Cops: KKK Members Arrested in Brawl Acted in Self-Defense

5 KKK members released after being attacked by California counter-protesters

(Newser) - A California Ku Klux Klan rally on Saturday ended with three anti-KKK protesters stabbed and five KKK members arrested. But Anaheim cops now say those five have been released after evidence shows they acted in self-defense, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The totality of the evidence, including videos, still... More »

Mall Erupts Into 'Crazy' Brawls With Up to 2K People

Police clamp down on mall in suburban Louisville

(Newser) - One of Kentucky's biggest shopping malls erupted into multiple brawls Saturday night involving as many as 2,000 people, NBC News reports. Six officers working at Mall St. Matthews in suburban Louisville responded to fights at around 7pm and saw them chain-react into other disturbances. "As they were... More »

Brawls Erupt at Refugee Shelters

Police make several arrests at Berlin facility

(Newser) - Cops responded to two brawls at refugee centers in Berlin on Sunday—one so big that more than 100 officers arrived at the scene, the Guardian reports. Several arrests were made at the former Tempelhof airport, where "many hundreds of people [were] involved," according to a police spokesman.... More »

Fight Begins in Walmart Bathroom, Ends With 1 Dead

7 arrested after melee in Cottonwood, Ariz., parking lot

(Newser) - An overnight brawl in an Arizona Walmart parking lot has left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer who was shot in the leg. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a Cottonwood police officer was shot just before midnight last night as he and a... More »

By Wedding's End, Bride in Hospital, Groom Arrested

Best man also busted after giant brawl

(Newser) - A wedding in Australia turned into a fight that required six police units to get under control, ABC News reports. Late in the evening, guests called an ambulance because the bride was sick; she was subsequently treated for alcohol poisoning, and the Daily Mail reports that she's been discharged... More »

Oktoberfest Brawls Down, Mug Thefts Up

One Munich reveler attacked haunted house puppet

(Newser) - If you're missing a set of dentures, a cat carrier, cymbals, a French horn, or a German Federal Cross of Merit second-class medal, you may have had a few beers too many at this year's Oktoberfest in Munich. A list of lost property has been released, along with... More »

It Takes 7 Police Agencies to Break Up Wedding Brawl

There was 'blood everywhere,' says witness of Orchard Park, NY, melee

(Newser) - The way you don't expect a wedding reception to be described: "I'm telling you, there was blood everywhere. There was holes punched in the walls." But that's exactly what transpired at a Saturday reception outside Buffalo, NY, according to an unidentified worker at the Orchard... More »

Palins 'Present' at Huge Drunken Brawl

Anchorage cops probing fracas at Todd's birthday bash

(Newser) - It's not entirely clear exactly what happened at a big party in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday night—but it apparently involved a lot of booze and a lot of Palins. According to Wonkette , multiple members of the family were "present" at a drunken brawl involving up to 20 people... More »

Cops Tame 200 in Baby-Shower Brawl

Police call for backup, pull out Tasers

(Newser) - Police officers yesterday broke up a massive brawl at a baby shower by tasing at least one person and arresting four others, WHDH reports. It began when an officer tried breaking up a fight during the shower at a neighborhood social club in Stoughton, Mass., police say. Things got so... More »

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