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Violence mars parade in Tulsa, organizer says

BY SHANNON MUCHMORE - Tulsa World Modified: January 19, 2010 at 5:14 am •  Published: January 19, 2010
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TULSA — As thousands of Tulsans gathered Monday morning to celebrate the civil rights hero who called for peace and unity, dozens of fights broke out in the massive crowd.

The annual parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. traveled through the Greenwood business district beginning at Pine Street and Greenwood Avenue. Around noon, large group fights were sparked by gang-related activity, police said.

Two people were arrested, but no major injuries were reported, police Sgt. Skipper Bain said.

The parade drew a huge audience with the clear weather and relatively mild temperatures, and many participants and onlookers likely were not aware of the violence.

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