Arrests Down, Madness Up at Cleveland's 2011 St. Pat’s Parade

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What’s orange and green and black and white and bloody all over? Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade by about 3 p.m.

A mix of perfect weather, plentiful booze, and thousands of stumbling drunks resulted in one of the most festive St. Patrick’s Days in downtown history — but also one of the most chaotic.

Fights broke out along the parade route by mid-afternoon, with a melee ensuing on Public Square, according to police and eyewitnesses.

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