Arrests Made During Royal Wedding Celebrations

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April 29, 2011 | 11:35am EST

Police in London made 43 arrests during the royal wedding celebrations on Friday as they battled to make sure Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s big day went to plan.
A massive $32 million security operation swung into action in the U.K. capital in the hours before the prince and his bride exchanged vows at Westminster Abbey.

Police chiefs have now confirmed 43 arrests were made as specialist teams cracked down on disruption. The detentions came for a number of alleged petty crimes, including three for being drunk in public and three for theft. A man was also held on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Cops had expected a number of protests during the ceremony, but apart from several small peaceful demonstrations in Soho and Trafalgar Square, the nuptials passed without incident.

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