Police Arrest 19 During Texas Mardi Gras Celebration

GALVESTON (March 2, 2014) Police arrested 19 people in Galveston as 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 moved barriers into a street and 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.

No injuries or significant property damage were reported.