Monday, March 12, 2007

Party at Masonic hall turns violent when alcohol runs out

It looks like we made it through a weekend without a stabbing or shooting at a party held at an American Masonic lodge.

But Friday night in Werribee, Victoria province, Australia, a 19-year-old's birthday party at a Masonic hall turned into a riot.

Passions were anything but subdued when the $5 for all-you-can-drink party turned violent when the alcohol ran out.

Police called to the scene were pelted with rocks and bottles. Three officers were injured, six police cars damaged, and a woman was trampled after fleeing her vehicle.

Police were so outnumbered by the unruly mob that they were forced to release the few people they were able to arrest. Even pepper spray didn't slow the crowd down.

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  1. Sort of a disingenuous post title, isn't it?

    The arrests had nothign to do with Masonry, but with people who rented out the hall, and quite probably violated the tenets of their rental agreement.

  2. I thought it was a damn fine title. Which part didn't you like?

    — W.S.


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