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Cops and store owners upset after Conventry street fest gets out of control

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

Store owners are upset after a Cleveland Heights a street fest got out of control.

It happened around 7 PM  Sunday night in the artsy Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard area.

"You could see 2-to-300 kids running down the street at you ," said store owner Danielle Ruppert.

Nearly 25,000 people attended the one day fair. It went from noon to six. Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun and one of the organizers, says the problem started when cops went to clear the streets.

"They don't understand when it ends it ends," said Steve Presser.

The kids were on the street they just didn't want to leave the street, then some of those same kids got into it with police.

There were both arrests and fights.

But, cops were ready. They were following the unruly crowd on twitter and that unruly crowd may change a tradition that folks like Steve have been trying to preserve.

"We are going to have to make some though decisions because we have to decide if we are going to have another street fair what it's going to be are we going to charge admission," said Steve Presser. 

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