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Thread #109544   Message #2291600
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
18-Mar-08 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: Sad dayfor Irish in parts of US at least
Subject: RE: BS: Sad dayfor Irish in parts of US at least
And here's the police view of this supposedly religious day:

"Indeed, the rain presented some advantages.

During the parade, police responded to only one disturbance, and it didn't produce an arrest, unlike the violence that marred the parade just two years ago.

Officer Bill Johnson also said parade attendees were quicker to follow police directions when it came to the flow of both foot and motor vehicle traffic. No one wants to stand and argue in the rain.

"It actually avoids a lot of the trouble and the hassle," Johnson said.