Santa Mayhem in New Zealand! Santarchy!
I read this story in the paper and had a great laugh!
here's another, and another:
Apparently, the AP writers sensationalized the story, turning minor drunkeness into a full scale riot for the sake of newsworthy-ness.
I thought the group probably wrote up a great press release first, alerted the press and then went out and got drunk and did the santas on a rampage thing, and lazy media organizations quoted it because it was topical and sensationalist and EASY - which is all thatís needed to get in the newspaper really. It looked to me like a great media coup - the story was mostly the work of a great satrical minds as a prank.
I wound up making copies of the article and sending them to my relatives in their Christmas cards.
Thank you Santarchy!