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Six arrested, several hurt in melee at UMass Amherst

Several University of Massachusetts Amherst students were hospitalized and six were arrested, two for allegedly assault­ing police officers, during a disturbance involving over 2,000 students at an off-campus apartment complex last weekend.

The episode began around noon Saturday with a large, outdoor party celebrating what is known as the “Blarney Blowout,” the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, on a grassy space near the Town House Apartment Complex on Meadow Street.

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