“Beat Whitey” Day Allegedly Declared By Black Kids At County Fair

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Des Moines police are investigating a string of attacks centered around the Iowa State Fair, and say they may be racially motivated.

Police say in the latest attack on the fair’s final night, Sunday, 30 to 40 teens roamed the fairgrounds looking for trouble. Some teens had been yelling, “It’s beat whitey night.” State Troopers say they tried to disperse a crowd of teens near the main gate at the fairgrounds, but once the teens left the grounds, they started fighting with Des Moines Police officers.

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