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Raider Fans Turn Ugly In Oakland

Rowdy crowds set cars on fire and threw rocks and bottles in Oakland after the Raiders lost the Super Bowl last night.

Ten cars were set on fire, and a television news van had its windows broken. One group of young men set debris on fire in the middle of a street and then posed for news photographers. Police in riot gear used tear gas and rubber bullets to keep order. They made nearly 100 arrests, mostly for public drunkenness.

About ten vehicles were set ablaze, and rioters also broke nearly every window at a McDonalds — which was also set on fire. The firefighters were hurt when people threw bottles and rocks at them.

Authorities were trying to prevent violence that broke out last week after the Raiders won to advance to the Super Bowl.

At Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego police say things went relatively smoothly. There were a total of six misdemeanor arrests on charges involving fighting or public drunkenness.