Fans Arrested In Metallica Concert Riot

Police in Bogata, Colombia failed to prevent riots at a METALLICA concert on Wednesday night (10Mar10) - more than 100 fans were arrested after violence erupted outside the venue.
Members of the nation's military were drafted in ahead of the gig in a bid to prevent trouble following reports the band's show in Santiago, Chile in January (10) was marred by rioting.
More than 1,500 officials were organised to patrol the streets around Simon Bolivar Park ahead of Wednesday's concert.
But despite the extra efforts, approximately 160 people were detained by cops and at least eight injured as hundreds of fans without tickets attempted to force their way into the sold-out gig.
Police reportedly used water cannons and tear gas in an attempt to disperse the angry crowd.
Officer Ruben Castillo tells Sky News, "Those people that did not get in wanted to get in by force. The presence of police and riot teams was necessary because these misfits - there's no other name for them - damaged some windows in the surrounding area."
Despite the havoc surrounding the event, Metallica still managed to perform the concert, their first in the country since 1999.


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