Friday, March 12, 2010

Metallica rule this World , violence in Columbia

Fans riot at Metallica's Bogota gig

Violence and chaos broke out around Bogota's Simon Bolivar park Wednesday night, when hundreds of frenzied fans tried to crash heavy metal band Metallica's first Colombian concert in eleven years.
Bogota's Regulatory Center of Emergency Services reported that four policemen and four civilians were hospitalized throughout the evening for cuts, lesions to the head and one fractured leg. One youth was stabbed with knife in the hand.
130 people were arrested and property was vandalized and destroyed, as ticketless fans tried to storm the venue in order to catch a glimpse of their rock-god idols.
Radio Santa Fe reported that prior to the concert, there were posts on social networking site Facebook inciting fans to crash the Metallica concert.
Estimates of audience numbers by Colombian media sources oscillate wildly between 20,000 and 70,000.

This is the official report from

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