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Arrests in celebrations of Mexico World Cup win

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HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) — Police say several people were detained 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 streets.

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

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

But police had to force a late-night crowd of at least a hundred people in Pacoima to disperse when they filled streets, set off fireworks and prompted the shutdown of freeway ramps. At least 10 people were detained.

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

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