Sea of green: Celebrating Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Clevelanders had a gorgeous day today to enjoy the annual St. Patrick's Day parade downtown, this year was the 149th year for the parade.

The yearly festivities, which has been going on since 1867,  involved nearly half a million people, and plenty of planning goes into making everything work.

Construction in Public Square made things a little difficult for police, but the parade was a success with no major issues.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">well, the parade wrapped up with no major incidents or arrests...now if we could just keep this going...<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CLEStPats?src=hash">#CLEStPats</a></p>&mdash; Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/CLEpolice/status/710556611320922113">March 17, 2016</a></blockquote>
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The parade lasted about two hours and was full of St. Patty's Day pride.

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This year's parade featured 125 marching units and more than 10,000 participants.  It was  organized by The United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland, a group of 27 Irish organizations who work to put the parade on ever year.

The parade began at East 18th and Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland and the Grand Marshal was Jack Coyne.

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