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Penn State students take to the streets following Paterno firing

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Penn State students and others gather off campus, one holding a cutout of football coach Joe Paterno, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa., after the firing of Paterno and university president Graham Spanier.

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Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired. Nov. 9, 2011 in State College, Pa.

Patrick Smith / Getty Images

Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired, Nov. 9, 2011 in State College, Pa.

Matt Rourke / AP

Penn State students and others gather off campus following the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa.

NBCPhiladelphia.com reports:

Penn State students -- by the thousands -- crowded into the streets on campus in State College Wednesday night after football coach Joe Paterno was fired by the Board of Trustees.

Riot police were in place as crowds descended on Beaver Avenue around 10 p.m. When police told students to disperse, they headed toward the Old Man Building, according to PennLive.com.
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