BREAKING: U2 Cancels STL Concert Due to Violent Protests – Police Unable to Protect Audience
U2 cancelled their concert scheduled for Saturday in St. Louis because police are unable to provide protection for the audience following the Black Lives Matter violence Friday.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:
Live Nation and U2 announced the news in a joint statement. “We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size. We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity.
In light of this information, we cannot in good conscience risk our fans’ safety by proceeding with tonight’s concert. As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment.” – Live Nation and U2
Hundreds of St. Louis #BackLivesMatter protesters shut down Kingshighway in the Central West End Friday night.
The protesters held a rally there in the Central West End restaurant district for a couple hours.
OUTRAGED PROTESTERS ATTACKED MAYOR LYDA KREWSON’S HOME IN THE CENTRAL WEST END!
Black Lives Matter thugs hurled bricks at police officers. Three police officers were transported to the hospital.
The Governor of St. Louis, Eric Greitens made a powerful statement regarding the thugs throwing bricks at police officers.
Reports of bricks thrown at police. That’s not protest. That’s a crime. We stand behind our officers. This violence won’t be tolerated.
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) September 16, 2017