Costa Rican concert ends in riot

3,000 fans were involved in the rampage

A free concert in Costa Rica ended in violence this weekend (27 July), after some 3,000 fans were denied entry to a gig in San Pedro featuring Argentinean ska band Los Pericos.

After being refused entry into the 5,000-capacity San Jose Universidad Latina after it became full, thousands of angry fans reportedly set about breaking windows at the university, as well as looting shops, cars and even a church.

According to Costa Rica’s Tico Times, local police and anti-riot squads had to use smoke gas to restrain the mob.

Ten minor injuries were reported and 35 arrests were made.

Several videos of the incident have appeared on YouTube[b/], including the following clip: