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202. The Parade
The hockey team Los Angeles Kings won the
Stanley Cup, and had a parade last Monday
Los Angeles to celebrate the victory. During the
, fans from all over California came out to
and celebrate with their favorite hockey team. According
the Los Angeles Police Department, over 200 uniformed
were sent to the parade to make sure
went okay. Although the parade went by without
problem, the LAPD's Public Information Officer said that
was an increase in alcohol related arrests than
the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012.
to Christopher Harris, who attended the parade with
family, a lot of people who attended the
had gone to the bars surrounding the Staples
, and had gotten drunk before attending the parade. "
saw one person throw up on the street
front of a policeman. They put him in
back of the police car," Harris said. The
from the crowd started getting louder and louder
the players from the Kings started passing by.
Lopez, who attended the parade even though he
rooting for the New York Rangers, said that
Kings fans started getting really annoying. He was
sure it was because of the alcohol; everyone
pretty drunk. Lopez said that he was glad
he didn't bring his New York Rangers jersey,
he originally planned on, because he said people
have definitely thrown stuff at him.
worker for Los Angeles Kings issued a statement
the hockey organization saying that they do not
people to drink before going to attend the
. He went on to say that they took
precaution of having the parade start earlier than
did in 2012 so that people didn't have
chance to go get a drink. It seems
if it still failed.