While some supporters went to Paterno’s house just off campus, thousands of students descended on the administration building, shouting, “We want Joe back!” then headed to downtown to Beaver Avenue.
Witnesses said some rocks and bottles were thrown, a lamppost was toppled and a news van was knocked over, its windows kicked out. About 100 police wearing helmets and carrying batons were on hand.
Yeah, I get it that Mr. Paterno was a legend in college football and that people at the school feel strongly about him, but he and his office covered up sexual abuse of children. That’s not something you want to have a violent demonstration in favor of.