Fights end fireworks in Albany

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ALBANY, Ga. — Police in Albany say they suspended July 4th fireworks because a string of fights made the event unsafe.

Chief John Proctor tells WALB-TV that several fights broke out in an area where many people had gathered to watch the fireworks show. He says it became a safety and crowd control issue.

Police say the fireworks show resumed after police cleared the area, but few people were left to see the end.

Proctor says he had 85 officers assigned to the event. He blamed the fights on young people who were there with no adult supervision.

Police say no one was seriously injured in the fights. Officers did make some arrests.

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scgator 07/05/12 - 10:40 am
This is crazy; last year

This is crazy; last year Macon banned public eater egg hunts because of fighting; now Albany has to stop a fireworks activity because of fighting. All these low lifes are doing is adding to the reputation of the south..............uneducated, ignorant, in-bred, etc. ALL are not that way, but a visitor reading the newspaper would not be able to tell it.

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