Mayor Warren Says Solution ‘In Works’ to Prevent Lilac Festival Fights

Mayor Warren Says Solution ‘In Works’ to Prevent Lilac Festival Fights

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By Seth Voorhees

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says a solution is in the works to help address fights and disorderly conduct at the Lilac Festival.

This comes after 10 arrests Saturday at the festival.

Seven juveniles are charged with disorderly conduct and three adults face charges including assault.

Warren said she’s working with Monroe County on this project to come up with a solution.

She commented on one of the solutions being discussed to address the issue.

“Making sure that children under the age of 18 are accompanied by a parent,” Warren said. “I think that sometimes you need to call on parents to come and be part of the solution and here’s one way we can do that. We can ask them if their children want to participate and we want them to come and be able to have a good time and enjoy the music, the lilacs the festival like everyone else, and if their parents want them to do that they need to bring them and to stay there with them.

Police say there were no arrests or reports of disorderly conduct yesterday.

The festival runs through next Sunday.

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