The sounds of chaos at the end of the Galveston Mardi Gras celebration were deafening as revelers refused to leave.
On a YouTube video, people can be seen tearing down metal police barricades, and throwing garbage barrels, beer cans and other objects into the air. Galveston Police were finally able to clear the streets. Seven people were arrested.
One of them, 20-year-old Ashton Hooper of Houston is charged with assault on a peace officer, evading arrest, and criminal mischief.
No serious injuries were reported and no downtown businesses were damaged. Police are using YouTube videos to try to identify others who took part in the disturbance.
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