Forty years ago today: Easter egg hunt becomes chocolate riot

Children wept, parents shouted and a park official threatened to call the thing off when kids and parents turned an Easter egg hunt in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens, into chaos. Barricades, bullhorns and police officers didn’t stop the charging children clawing after chocolate eggs. The hunt lasted three minutes, after which the 360 pounds of eggs were gone.
–Brought to you by Lights Out Summer, set in 1977, coming Oct. 1.

Source: New York Times

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