Video: Students pack out Hyde St for keg party

 

Police were forced to close Hyde St and move people off roofs after thousands flocked to the annual keg party dressed as everything from Tarzan to a yellow submarine.

Police attempt to stop anybody else entering Hyde St. Photo by Craig Baxter
Police attempt to stop anybody else entering Hyde St. Photo by Craig Baxter
An estimated 4000 students were in the north Dunedin street at the peak of the party and at 3pm police closed the packed street to stop anyone else entering.

At least one roof collapsed under the weight of revellers and there were reports of several injuries.

The party started early - about 5am - Otago University Students Association events co-ordinator Koren Allpress said.

She said portable toilets, barbecues and water stations had been set up on the street, along with a St John first aid area.

OUSA and police were checking bags ensuring people complied with the ban on glass.

 

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