When riots broke out at Keene's annual Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire, one independent reporter broke in, but the event’s organizer was not too pleased.

Things got ugly as Keene State College students rioted, lighting fires and tossing bottles at cops. That’s when independent reporter Jared Goodell went live with the story.

Video shows the event organizer repeatedly trying to take the microphone from Goodell.


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“If you think that inciting these people is a good idea, I am going to pull the plug on you,” Ruth Sterling said.

“When you report the news, when you report the reality, the people in charge want to shut you down,” he replied.

Sterling defended her actions in a statement. “I needed to keep 80,000 people safe. And one self-promoting punk could help me do that or try to impede me from doing that… I was not surrendering to fear, intimidation, threats.”