Food fight, or "mini-riot?"
Filed under: Day Care & Education
Some places have problems with gang violence, others underground "fight clubs" in locker rooms and back alleys, but in Quebec, when their young people organize a rebellion, they turn to food. The Canadian province has seen 5 food fights since the beginning of June -- 3 of them were this week in the city of Montreal.
Oddly enough, it's not random. All the fights were pre-planned, and well-advertised in advance on the Internet. And after the fights were over, videos quickly appeared on YouTube.
While food fights are certainly disruptive (and make an enormous mess), they might otherwise seem harmless. However, that opinion certainly isn't shared by Montreal police, who described the most recent battle du grub as a "mini-riot," and used pepper spray and batons to control the crowd of students.
Both a vice principal and school therapist were injured in the fight, and one police officer was hurt when he was tackled. Students continued the "mini-riot" even after the cafeteria was emptied -- throwing food and terrorizing residents in a nearby park. When all was said and done, two teens had been arrested on assault charges.
It certainly sounds a lot different than the food fights I had in high school.