Falling Barrier Sparks Panic at Global Citizen Festival

At round 7:30pm a falling barrier sparked a panic that despatched followers stampeding into fences and over limitations at Saturday evening’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. A bit of the occasion’s 60,000 attendees fled when rumors of gunshots unfold by the gang after the noise of a barrier falling startled many attendees. According to the NYPD, seven individuals had been handled for minor accidents on the scene, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin took to the stage to reassure live performance goers. “Nobody is making an attempt to harm anyone,” Martin instructed the gang. “You’re all protected, OK?” Martin may be seen addressing the gang within the video clip under from MSNBC:

The community additionally aired footage of a number of the panic that ensued.

Once the panic abated, the NYPD allowed re-entry to the pageant till 9 p.m. and Janet Jackson took the stage as scheduled.