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Galveston police clear The Strand with pepper spray - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 2, 2014

Galveston police clear The Strand with pepper spray

Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:15 am | Updated: 12:20 am, Mon Mar 3, 2014.

GALVESTON — Police officers launched canisters of pepper spray into a crowd of Mardi Gras revelers early Sunday morning as they cleared the streets at the end of the night’s celebrations.

Police chief Henry Porretto said his officers made the choice to use the gas after a small number of people attempted to block the street with metal barriers and began to throw bottles and rocks at the officers attempting to remove the obstruction.

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