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Police say there were 45 arrests at Mardi Gras in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Thousands of people descended on Soulard last weekend to celebrate the 38th annual Mardi Gras. The pre-Lent party is the second largest in the United States. St. Louis police say that there were a total of 45 arrests this Saturday.

There were 52 summons issued on Saturday. St. Louis City police released these totals:

  • Minor in Possession – 38 summonses issued
  • False Identification - 8 summonses issued
  • General Peace Disturbance - 2 summonses issued
  • Selling Beer w/o City Liquor License –1 summons issued
  • Procuring Beer for Minor – 1 summons issued
  • Interfering w/ Officer – 1 summons issued
  • Exposing Person – 1 summons issued

Saturday's parade was not just about the floats and the costumes. It also brings in about $23 million to the St. Louis economy.