Free Concert In Costa Rica Leads to Chaos

COSTA RICA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – A free concert in Costa Rica ended in violence over the weekend on July 27th. Almost 3,000 fans were denied entry to the afternoon event in San Pedro presenting the Argentinean ska band Los Pericos, NME reported.

Things turned ugly though after the 5,000 capacity venue filled up and thousands of fans who had been turned away went on a rampage, breaking windows at the university, as well as stealing from local 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 according to NME.com. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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