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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – Nineteen people have been arrested in Galveston as police officers dodging glass bottles used pepper spray to disperse late-night Mardi Gras revelers.

 

Police were attempting to move the crowd out of downtown early Sunday to bring the celebration to a close. But some in the crowd had moved barriers into a street and they began throwing bottles when police tried to push aside the fencing, which was used to line a parade route.

 

Police say two canisters of pepper spray were used to break up the crowd. They say a gang member was a primary cause of the disturbance.

 

There were no injuries reported and no significant property damage.

 

Nineteen Arrested During Texas Mardi Gras Celebration  was originally published on news92fm.com

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