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Cleanup continues in Philadelphia after Eagles parade

Police say celebration was mostly peaceful

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia is cleaning up the streets the day after hundreds of thousands of people celebrated the Eagles' Super Bowl win with a championship parade.

Crews are picking up the trash that was left behind by fans who watched the team travel up Broad Street in open-top double-decker buses.

Coach Doug Pederson walked part of the route while carrying the Lombardi Trophy, allowing fans to touch the city's new hardware.

Philadelphia officials said the celebration was relatively peaceful, with a few "small hiccups."

Police said two people were stabbed, an officer was assaulted and four police vehicles sustained minor damage during the parade. Both stabbing victims survived, officials said.

Police said there were also two arrests for assaults, and a Jumbotron was toppled when fans climbed it.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney had asked fans to celebrate with passion and pride after Sunday's wild post-game celebration led to widespread vandalism.

Overall, police say the crowds Thursday were peaceful.

Up until Sunday's win over the favored New England Patriots, the Eagles remained the only team in their division without a Super Bowl title.

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