GUNS N’ ROSES ‘RIOTERS’ SET TO FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

Nine people reported to prosecutors on charges of mischief and participating in unlawful assembly...

Fans allegedly involved in the riot at the cancelled Guns N’ Roses gig in VANCOUVER last November may face criminal charges, police have said.

Nine people – three adults and six youths – have been reported to prosecutors on charges of mischief and participating in unlawful assembly. The riot began after the show, which was supposed to be the first night of the North American leg on their ‘Chinese Democracy’ tour, was cancelled at the last minute. Fans who had been queuing outside the GM Place venue on November 7 started smashing doors, throwing rocks and bottles, and rammed a barrier through a glass window. More than $264,000 damage was caused.

The accused were identified after Vancouver police posted 47 images of rioters taken from video footage on their website, mtv.com reports.

Formal charges could be filed next week.