Police prepare for potential hockey riots at U of M

Rioters overturned cars, started fires and looted stores in Dinkytown after the Gophers won the NCAA hockey tournament in 2002 and 2003. With the team possibly headed to the championship round on Saturday, campus and city police are putting together a "fairly significant police deployment plan," which includes plenty of officers as well as surveillance cameras.
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Rioters overturned cars, started fires and looted stores in Dinkytown after the Gophers won the NCAA hockey tournament in 2002 and 2003.

With the team possibly headed to the championship round on Saturday, campus and city police are putting together a "fairly significant police deployment plan," which includes plenty of officers as well as surveillance cameras.

The Minnesota Daily has the full report.

Check out video from the 2003 riots, courtesy of YouTube user alethes1:

University President Eric Kaler sent a letter to students warning about the school's zero-tolerance policy: "As our men's hockey team heads into the NCAA Frozen Four, I want to send a clear message: There will be zero tolerance for disruptive behavior or property damage."

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