From what was being said in the ODT etc prior to the weekend it seems to me that neither side is entirely blameless.
The local police had been talking tough prior to the weekend and possibly overreacted.
However being a student does not give you licence to break the law. If they were protesting something I could at least sympathise with them but all this is just alcohol fuelled stupidity (sigh).
I have lived in Dunners for the last 20 years and love the place. It makes me sad that the only time we get on the news is bollocks like this.