Earlier today, one prolific Twitter user in Washington, DC decided to take advantage of the recent snowfall to organize a giant snowball fight. Yousef Ali posted a Twitter message (as well as one to his blog), asking people in the area to join him at the corner of 14th Street and U Street for a snowball fight of epic proportions. Over 200 people showed up to the event, which was even publicized by the city’s department of transportation.
Passing motorists were getting involved by rolling down their windows and taunting the crowd until they would toss a snowball their way. Things were going well, with everyone having a fantastic time. No one was hurting anyone. No insults were thrown around. No one was in any type of danger… until a police officer charged the crowd with his gun drawn!