Thursday, June 16, 2011 , Updated 6:29 p.m., June 16, 2011
UPDATEDx2 with photos: Dallas citizens praised for safe Mavericks victory parade
Despite a few blips with public transportation, the parade was a success, said city dignitaries.
DALLAS The 200,000 Dallas Mavericks fans at the victory parade on Thursday morning handled themselves, on the whole, much better than Vancouver Canucks fans did on Wednesday evening. While the latter ended in riots, the Dallas parade went off without any major incidents.
“I am just peacock proud of our citizens,” said Mayor Dwaine Caraway. If you missed the parade, click here for coverage of the before-and-after.
Here's a look at the numbers:
- 3 arrests
- 2 citations given for illegal vending
- 6 kids lost (and returned) to their parents
The biggest detriment was the hot weather, as expected: Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief Eddie Burns said 145 people were seen by paramedics for heat-related incidents. Nine of those people were sent to area hospitals.
The police department deployed 540 officers in all, including some mounted police sent in from McKinney.
On Thursday afternoon, some people were still making their way home on DART and TRE transportation, which was said to be slow but relatively reliable on Thursday morning. One outbound train on the Red Line was stalled after someone pulled the emergency release. DART president Gary Thomas said it took 10-15 minutes to fix.
Other “minor mechanical problems” did occur, but Thomas said, “I think it went real well.”
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