Germany: Rock festival evacuated over ‘terrorist threat’

Over 80,000 festival goers were evacuated from the Rock am Ring music festival near Nuremberg on Friday, after police received a information warning of a terror threat. Organisers issued a statement asking for all visitors to leave the festival site and return to the camping area after being warned about a “terrorist threat”. Following the Manchester Arena attack, all precautions are being taken, and 1,200 officers have been deployed to the site and put on high alert. The festival was due to take place until Sunday. Headliners included Rammstein, System of a Down and Liam Gallagher.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s