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Metallica cause chaos inColombia

Mayhem broke out as hundreds of frenzied fans tried to gatecrash a Metallica show in Colombia.

Fearing violence, authorities had closed the streets surrounding Bogota’s Simon Bolivar park and deployed 1,500 police and four tanks to manage the crowds during Metallica’s first Colombian concert in eleven years.

However despite the precautions, at least 130 people were arrested and eight people were hospitalised for injuries including stabbings and a fractured leg as a result of the 45-minutes riot.

Property was also vandalized and destroyed, as ticketless fans rioted trying to break through barriers to catch a glimpse of the metal idols.

One of Bogota’s local police chief’s, Ruben Castillo, has issued a statement defending the heavy police presence and labeling the rioters as “misfits”.

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arfy said on the 12th Mar, 2010

and there'll be a riot here if they don't come out.... when when when ?!


sarcasm_mister said on the 12th Mar, 2010

quite a misleading headline. sort of makes out that metallica "caused" and instigated it.


stantos said on the 12th Mar, 2010

sweet promo pic. "we're old so we wear sunglasses in our promo pic". jerks.


Atomic said on the 12th Mar, 2010

with the use of 4 tanks, that really makes it a heavy metal show !!!!


mooney88 said on the 12th Mar, 2010

come to Australia please.


stangerinsincity said on the 12th Mar, 2010

not sure what they expected, a nice quiet group of fans like josh groban fans... really? we are metal heads and most of us live for metallica!!!!


Bangzilla said on the 13th Mar, 2010

please look at ulrich in this photo. whattafunnyshitcunt hahaha


Braveheart81 said on the 13th Mar, 2010

Best first post ever!



grattan said on the 14th Mar, 2010

Hundreds and thousands - twas a delicious riot.