Police: Rose Parade Went Smoothly Despite 10 Arrests

PASADENA (CBS) — Pasadena police arrested at least ten people overnight Sunday before the Tournament of Roses Parade got underway.

Despite the arrests, police say things went smoothly overall along the parade route.

KNX 1070′s Jon Baird reports.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators spent a chilly Sunday night on the pavement along Colorado Boulevard, waiting for the parade to start.

The crowds warmed up as Monday’s temperatures rose beyond the 80 degree mark.

Most parade goers seemed to think fighting crowds of around 70,000 people, braving the cold, and waiting in long lines to use the port-a-potty was well worth it.

“It was really uncomfortable but totally awesome,” said one happy parade fan. “It was fantastic.”


One Comment

  1. James Woods says:

    I drove by Colorado Blvd last night to see how would the campers work it there over the night. Sadly, I only saw a great number of hispanic as the majority of campers. And what even more sad was a lot of them appeared to be gang bangers, they were throwing gang hand sign/gesture to other cars driving by or across the street. Some even shorted out loud gang slang. It makes you wonder why in this world the hispanic gang members would like to see Rose Parade in the first place. Not like the parade was giving out pink lip sticks for free!!!

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