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Terror threat causes evacuation of people from German Rock Festival

Terror threat causes evacuation of people from German Rock Festival
The Germany police evacuated the Rock am Ring festival from thousands of rock music fans due to a terrorist threat, CNN reported Saturday.

Shows were suspended for a day and organizers hope to continue on Saturday. The festival, in the central German town of Nuerburg, runs Friday through Sunday at an auto racing track.

Organizers estimated about 175,000 people at the event, which is considered one of the largest and most popular rock festivals in Europe.

"Because of the last attack on a concert in Manchester, the security concept for Rock am Ring was modified in advance and the number of security officers was significantly increased to around 1,200 since a threat could not be ruled out, all necessary measures were taken immediately," Koblenz police said in a statement.

Monday night’s terrorist attack that killed at least 22 people was the deadliest on British soil since four al-Qaeda suicide bombers killed 52 people on trains and a bus in London on July 7, 2005.

Last Modified: Saturday، 03 June 2017 11:29 AM
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