Thousands turn out for West Indian American Day Parade

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BROOKLYN -

Thousands of excited people lined up to watch and participate in the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.

Traditional music played all day long Monday with parade goers enjoying the elaborate costumes and dancing.

Craft and food vendors set up on the Eastern Parkway to offer some of the most popular foods from all over the West Indies.

The violence was kept to a minimum.

However, police say a person was shot and another was stabbed. Both of them are expected to be OK.

The NYPD credited the step-up in security they had in place.

They also moved the J’ouvert start time from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.

It's estimated that close to 1 million people attended this year's carnival.

For Chopper 12 footage over the parade, click here.

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