Arrests in celebrations of Mexico World Cup win

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP)

Police say four people were arrested in the Los Angeles area after celebrations of Mexico’s advancement into the next round of soccer’s World Cup grew rowdy and poured into the street.

Huntington Park police say one woman was arrested for throwing a bottle, another for refusing to leave the area and two for public drunkenness.

Most of the dozens of fans who waved Mexican flags and celebrated on streets and sidewalks on Monday afternoon were peaceful.

But police and sheriff’s deputies in riot gear and on horseback worked to disperse the crowd when some grew unruly, blocking the street and shaking some vehicles.

Other celebrations continued into the night, including one that forced police to shut down streets and off-ramps in Pacoima, but there were no immediate reports of any more arrests.

Mexico beat Croatia 3-1 earlier to advance to the World Cup’s knockout round.

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