Fans Riot After Being Blocked From Entering Akon’s Free Concert

A free concert at a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark with R&B singer Akon went horribly wrong after the shopping center reached maximum capacity. According to Reuters, some 2,000 to 3,000 people were packed inside of Fields Shopping Mall for the gig. Mall direct Jens Geppel said they weren’t anticipating such a large crowd. “It was a free concert and we knew that many people would come, but there were a lot of people there, more than we had expected,” Geppel told Reuters. About three songs into the set, someone pulled a fire alarm, sending the crowd into a frenzy. The alarm was falsely set, but police were still required to evacuate fans. Several dozen disappointed concert-goers began throwing bottles and rocks at police after the evacuation. Eight people were arrested in the melee. Witnesses said emergency services arrived at the scene to treat a number of injuries, but none were serious. Source: EURweb

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