WEST ALLIS - Witnesses tell Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY'S TMJ4 of a mob of young people attacking innocent fair-goers at the end of the opening night of State Fair, with some callers claiming a racially-charged scene.
Milwaukee Police confirmed there were assaults outside the fair.
Witnesses' accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night.
Authorities have not given official estimates of the number of people involved in the attacks.
"It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people," said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ. He left the State Fair Entrance near the corner of South 84th Street and West Schlinger Avenue in West Allis.
"They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever."
"It was 100% racial," claimed Eric, an Iraq war veteran from St. Francis who says young people beat on his car.
"I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn't do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us. They just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybody's windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black. Guarantee it."...
The Nassau County Police Department reported a "mini riot" in Long Beach on Memorial Day.
According to an unconfirmed police bulletin that Patch received at 6:12 p.m., a large crowd formed at East Park Avenue and Riverside Boulevard and nine NCPD units were called to the city to assist Long Beach Police with what the county police described as a "mini riot."
Meanwhile, Patch witnessed a brawl on the beach at Riverside Boulevard at about 5:45 p.m. Within about a minute, lifeguards were on the scene to break up the brawl, followed soon after by Long Beach police...
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