GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A fight shutdown the pier in Grand Haven on Thursday, July 4. 

The fight involved approximately 20 women, according to a news release from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety. The women who were fighting, were among a crowd of 150-200 young adults. 

The police tried to break up the fight but were unsuccessful, so one of the officers used OC spray to break up the fight, according to the release.

OC spray is short for Oleoresin Capsicum and is more commonly known as pepper spray.  

One of the women involved jumped off the pier to escape the spray and an officer helped her back up. 

As the officer was helping the woman in the water, others involved in the flight ran away and yelled profanities at the officer, according to the release. 

More officers arrived to help and the pier was cleared and closed due to the possibility of the crowd re-forming. 

The fight did not stop the fireworks in the city, those went ahead as planned.  

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