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#2993: Melee Erupts Following Dorismond Funeral (fwd)
Melee Erupts Following Dorismond Funeral MARCH 25TH, 2000 From NY1
Immediately following the funeral services for Patrick Dorismond,
violence erupted. Dozens of bottles were thrown as those gathered at the
funeral pushed through the barricades and into the police. The violence
broke out as the hearse carrying Dorismond's body left the church.
As the crowd waded into the street, they pushed into the human wall of
police and punches were exchanged between police and the people. An EMS
official reports as many as 30 police officers were injured in the
clash. We have no reports yet as to other injuries, or totals on
arrests. Police have set up many barricades and the flash of
violence seems to have subsided, though the atmosphere is described as
"tense" and "ugly." During the funeral services, Patrick
Dorismond'smother Marie collapsed as she stood over the coffin.
She was carried out by the crowd.