Sadly most of the “protesters” (I wouldn’t call it a riot, I don’t think it got to that level) were drunk kids who were just following the mob.
As I said before I think the reason they reacted they way they did is because they feel their school is being attacked and Joe Paterno is a scapegoat.
No matter the reasoning they shouldn’t have been doing things like flipping over News Vans. According to SB Nation a van like that can cost up to $10 million dollars.
If they wanted to protest that is fine and that is their right, but many took it too far last night.