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Eight people arrested at St. Paddy's Day Parade

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Early estimates suggest some 70,000 parade-goers flooded downtown Jackson for St. Patrick's Day.

Both the crowd and clean-up afterward was massive.

But all-in-all police say very few arrests occurred during the traditionally raucous St. Paddy's Day parade.

A police spokeswoman tells us only 8 people were hauled off to jail.

All of them were charged with disorderly conduct.

The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates $6.5 million may have been spent this past weekend at the city's restaurants, bars, hotels and other attractions.

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