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UW students start a bonfire near Greek Row

A power outage near campus led UW students to start a bonfire on the corner of 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE late Monday, April 12. Seattle police dispersed the crowd without major incident, and firefighters had the 15-foot-high flames out and the streets cleared by 1:30 a.m.

UW and student leadership harshly criticzed the bonfire on Tuesday, calling it “damaging and irresponsible.” According to The Daily, UW officials may punish students through the University’s disciplinary process, while Seattle Police Department officials said the bonfire will not be ignored.

Read The Daily’s coverage and see a slideshow by staff photographer Patrick Riley.

Also, here’s the KING-5 TV report. Thankfully, no one was injured and there were no major scuffles, though two police officers did report being hit with cans.

Photo by Patrick Riley, The Daily.

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