The violence started after American rapper Lil Baby made his headline performance on the Breakout Festival at the last minute. In a post on Instagram, the artist said his “body is completely disabled” due to a punishing tour schedule.
A riot breaks out at the PNE Amphitheater on Sunday after the music festival’s headliner is cancelled
Following the 2011 Stanley Cup uprising after the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game 7 in the NHL final, police set up a similar evidence portal, collecting thousands of photos and videos.
That evidence led to charges against some 300 rioters, with all but 16 of the accused pleading guilty.
PNE Stands Behind Its ‘Very Good Security Plan’ For Vancouver Concert That Ended In Riots
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Vancouver police arrested seven people on the night of the Breakout Uprising and have assembled an investigative team to gather additional evidence.
The PNE has defended its security plan for the event, saying it had a “full security contingent” at the site on Sunday, developing a modified security plan in conjunction with the Vancouver Police Department, who also had several officers present.
It said it will also look into what happened on Sunday to determine if improvements can be made and remain in contact with the concert promoter to ensure repairs are completed quickly, both on PNE’s premises and elsewhere if necessary. .