Thousands of fans celebrating Ohio State's National Championship football victory take over High St in Columbus, Ohio, are repelled by police using tear gas and pepper spray. Columbus Dispatch video by Doral Chenoweth III
Ohio State and Columbus police, including a SWAT team, indiscriminately used pepper spray and tear gas on students who refused to leave the streets after celebrating the Buckeyes' latest college football championship.
NBC News reports that a crowd of about 8,000 descended on Ohio State's football stadium and tore down the goal post, a tradition as old as college football itself and not exactly cause for panic. According to theColumbus Dispatch, the most serious incidents of the evening were scattered reports of fires: