A total of 19 people were arrested in connection with a protest of the SeaWorld float during the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade, authorities said Wednesday.
“They attempted to stand and stomp in front of the float to delay its progress,” Lt. Terysa Rojas of the Pasadena Police Department told KTLA 5.
Among those taken into custody were 18 adults and one juvenile, according to police.
Lt. Rojas said the demonstrators were arrested before they were able to hinder any of the parade’s progress.
The demonstrators were booked for a Pasadena municipal violation of “interfering with special events,” according to police.
The charge is a misdemeanor.
Another group of protesters gathered to rally against the same-sex marriage float.
No arrests were made in regard to that float, police said.