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What's Bruin at UCLA: Celebrations in Westwood End with Police Clash

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Police cruisers and fire trucks were rolling into Westwood immediately after Saturday's game, police helicopters circled over UCLA throughout the night. Students ran through the streets cheering "F*ck SC!" and "Go Bruins!" but were quickly stopped by the numerous patrolling police cruisers. In a sense, victory celebrations were stuffed by a copious LAPD presence.

When students (some naked) partying in the streets of Frat Row set an old couch on fire, LAPD descended upon them in riot gear, circling the estimated crowd of 1,000. Party goers (many of whom were not students) allegedly threw glass bottles at police vehicles on the scene.

As the police prepared to disperse the crowd, they blocked off the entire length of Landfair St. and denied the media access to what was going to happen next. Officers in riot gear then began to fire rubber bullets at those who failed to immediately leave the premises.

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"I just came up to see the bonfire. ... A bunch of people (started) yelling about being Tasered, and then it started raining rubber bullets," said Aaron Stein, a fourth-year psychology student. No Tasers were used in the dispersal. - The Daily Bruin

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