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U2 cancels St. Louis concert after protests in police shooting case

U2 cancels St. Louis concert after protests in police shooting case
From CBC - September 16, 2017

U2 has cancelled a show in St. Louis, Mo., scheduled for Saturday following protests stemming from the acquittal Friday of a former police officer who shot a black man in 2011.

"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," a message on the Irish rock band's official website said.

While the statement does not directly mention the protests, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streetsfollowing the court decision. Activists planned to continue marching Saturday.

"We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity," said the band's message."In light of this information, we cannot in good conscience risk our fans' safety by proceeding with tonight's concert."

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