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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 26: Parade participants wave a pride flag as they ride with the group Dykes on Bikes during the 2016 San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of thousands of people came out to watch the annual San Francisco Pride parade, one of the largest in the world. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    A tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of people that flocked to San Francisco for the Pride parade over the weekend were arrested, police said Monday.

    A total of 19 people were arrested, including one person for reportedly making threats and two for assaults. Five of the arrested already had warrants out for their arrest, police said. Eleven people were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, compared to 26 in 2015 and 65 in 2014.

    This year's arrest number is on par with last year, when about 20 people were arrested in 2015. Two years ago, the Pride festivities got much rowdier, when police arrested 60 people.

    The city decided to beef up security throughout the parade and festival, especially after the massacre in Orlando at a gay nightclub. That included screenings and metal detectors at entrances and a heavy police presence along the entire parade route.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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