SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Extra police will be on hand for the thousands expected to gather downtown this weekend for Cinco de Mayo festivities, San Jose police said Friday.
The annual celebration held on the date Mexico’s army briefly vanquished the French typically draws huge crowds to Roosevelt Park and Santa Clara Street, which spill into the surrounding neighborhood.
“It’s a fun celebration. That’s why we’re known for it,” said Sgt. Jason Dwyer, spokesman for the San Jose Police Department.
“We’re hoping for a peaceful celebration where everybody can come out and have a good time,” he said.