Students maced after protesting shut down
Students at a DMX concert at Indiana University were maced last night (April 9) after the show was cut short by police.
The show was due to start at 8.30pm but, with a curfew of 9.30pm, this would have given the audience an hour-long show from the rapper.
However, DMX showed up an hour late and had played just three songs when police showed up and pulled the plug.
People in the front row of the crowd who were yelling in protest were maced, reports the Indiana Daily Student.
When the students were maced, many rushed into a closed street to escape.
A rep for DMX released the following statement:
“Regarding the events that took place at the Indiana University DMX Children Uniting Nations concert last night, DMX was not the instigator nor is he to blame for the concert ending early.
“The Bloomfield police cut his show short due to the agreement that Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity had with the University that the concert would stop at 9:30PM because of a noise ordinance law.
“DMX, management and the promoter were not aware of this law. DMXfeels its unfortunate that he could not fully perform for this charity show and he hopes to return to Indiana University in the future for another show.”
–By our New York staff.
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