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Tucson Police: Most Clash Arrestees Were Students

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say most of those arrested during street clashes following the University of Arizona basketball team’s loss in the NCAA tournament were current students at the university.

Police say 15 people were arrested Saturday night during what police called an unlawful assembly just outside the university campus after the Wildcats lost to Wisconsin.

University officials are vowing to punish students who participated in the fracas, which Dean of Students Kendal Washington White called disappointing.

Authorities said the 15 people were arrested after fans hurled beer bottles and firecrackers at officers, who then used pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

Meanwhile, the Police Department says it is reviewing cellphone video that appears to show a woman being shoved onto a bench as she walked past officers during the disturbance.

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