Posted on May 11, 2011

San Jose Cinco De Mayo Celebration Turns Violent

San Antonio Mercury News, May 6, 2011

San Jose police say at least one person was stabbed and several others beaten up when Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the city turned violent.


Assistant Police Chief Diane Urban says the windows of some businesses were also shattered, and officers and emergency crews had to break up crowds.


Police say they had prepared for possible trouble this year by clearing Santa Clara Street, dispatching more than 100 special operations officers and implementing pedestrian diversions.