The 24th Annual Pumpkin festival devolved into a riot that brought out cops, tear gas and pepper spray, according to the Associated Press. It even led to a statement from the New Hampshire governor's office.
Many on Twitter noted the people clashing with the police in Keene appeared to be white.
They compared the media coverage to that of the rioting that broke out in Ferguson following the shooting death of black unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Below, some of the outrage expressed via Twitter:
White students vandalizing. Where are the leaders who will speak about this culture of violence?! #pumpkinfest #Keene pic.twitter.com/CRuwcxRS88
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 19, 2014
"White people riot for this—"
Puts a pumpkin on the stage.
"Black people riot for *this*—"
Simulates being shot by a cop.
— Jamelle Ghoulie (@jbouie) October 19, 2014
I am urging the parents of white youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing LL Bean. #Keene
— Tina Dupuy (@TinaDupuy) October 19, 2014
Your media guide to the differences between #Ferguson and #pumpkinfest pic.twitter.com/XfRjlhgei0
— Matt Weinecke (@MattTW) October 19, 2014
Don't these people have jobs? Where are the white fathers? What will end this corrosive culture of violence?! http://t.co/1uqu4DAYnn
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) October 19, 2014
black people are protesting for their lives while white people are rioting at a pumpkin fest? #WhiteOnPumpkinCrime
— Ashley D (@ghesquieremuse) October 19, 2014
Drunk white kids rioting in #Keene for what? Where are the people who were calling the #Ferguson protestors "animals"?
— Phoenix Universe (@PhoeB_loves) October 19, 2014