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U2 cancels concert due to lack of police protection

U2 cancels concert due to lack of police protection”

The Irish rock band U2 has canceled its Saturday night concert in St. Louis after police told concert organizers that they couldn't provide a typical level of security because of protests.

Read his statement in full below. Stockley was accused of planting a gun at the scene of the crime in order to claim self-defense.

"We can not in good conscience risk our fans' safety by proceeding with tonight's concert", the statement read.

St. Louligans, the official fan section of St. Louis FC, is offering fans who were hoping to attend the game a chance to come to tonight's game against Orlando City. Nine officers were reported injured in the protests, which turned violent.

The concert being cancelled upset fans on social media, but it was just one of multiple closings in St. Louis because of riots and protests over a judge's acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of an African-American man, Anthony Lamar Smith.

"Deeply saddened at what has happened in St. Louis and having to cancel our show tonight...."

The statement from the band and Live Nation said fans who purchased tickets online will receive refunds on their credit cards.

Bono wrote that he asked himself whether this is 1968 or 2017, and quoted the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, "Human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability....we are coming to ask America to be true to the huge promissory note that it signed years ago".



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