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Protesters: Police used excessive force in Mardi Gras arrests - The Galveston County Daily News : Police

October 22, 2014

Protesters: Police used excessive force in Mardi Gras arrests

Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014 12:15 am

GALVESTON — Led by community activist Quanell X, a group of young people arrested during Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration protested outside the city’s municipal court Wednesday, accusing police of using excessive force to clear the streets of revelers.

Galveston police used canisters of pepper spray to disperse a crowd gathered on The Strand at the end of the night’s Mardi Gras festivities early Sunday and arrested 19 people.

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