Hundreds of bad hippies, scofflaw witches, and drunken
ravers stormed the Stonehenge monuments during the summer
solstice last weekend, dancing on top of the monoliths and
interrupting the official druid ceremonies. Riot police
were called in and battled the revelers for hours with
vicious dogs, billy clubs, and horse units.
A police officer and several malcontents were injured.
The boss of the British White Witches, Kevin Carlyon, says he tried to warn
police about the possibility of a riot due to web sites calling for a solstice
rave at the ancient monument.
Nearly 1000 hippies, "earth people," witches, and tourists descend on
Stonehenge each year for the solstice, but access to the ancient monument is
restricted to only 100 specially licensed warlocks and witches who perform