Penn State Riot: Dispersal Orders, Rock Throwing, And Mace

The scene in College Station continues to escalate as the police attempt to control the growing crowd. Through Twitter, we've been able to follow what's going on as the situation progresses. The Penn State community notification Twitter account, @psutxt, tweeted that the police issued an official dispersal order and would begin arresting protesters.

UPark alert :: Police issue official dispersal order for Old Main, downtown State College. Everyone must vacate both areas immediately.

There have also been reports of rocks being thrown at cars on the streets and at firetrucks trying to get through the crowd:

Rocks are being thrown at cars on College Avenue. A few rocks are thrown at the firetruck on College Avenue .#PSUCharges 

The Daily Collegian also reports unconfirmed use of mace on the crowd:

To be clear, use of "mace" not confirmed, but certainly a pepper-spray-like substance. #PSUCharges

Protesters are also now being arrested for failure to comply with the police's orders to disperse from the area. Students and protesters are making their way back to campus, running from the police.

For more on the situation that continues to develop at State College, visit SB Nation's Penn State blog, which has been on the forefront of the story from the beginning, Black Shoe Diaries, and revisit this storystream for updates.

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