Global Citizen Festival New York City 2018

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Global Citizen Festival New York City 2018

False Alarm At Global Citizen Festival Triggers Stampede, Chaos

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A stampede triggered by a false alarm brought Saturday night’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to a sudden stop.

Thousands of people went running to get out of the park when concert goers thought they heard gunshots at the crowded event.

Barrier collapse at Global Citizen Festival leads to mass panic and injuries amid “stampede”

Coldplay’s Chris Martin was left to calm the situation at the event in New York City’s Central Park

Global Citizen Festival sued over ‘dangerous’ stampede in Central Park

A Central Park concert meant to raise global consciousness about poverty turned into a hellish stampede, a lawsuit charges.

Alison Goldberg, 47, says she was “trampled, pummeled, assaulted … due to stampede-like conditions” at the Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 29, 2018.

Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapse, fearing gunshots

NEW YORK — Fearing possible gunshots, it took only the collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show Saturday to send thousands of spectators fleeing in panic.

Chaos, stampede at Central Park concert after false alarm of gunshots

NEW YORK — Fearing possible gunshots, it took only the collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show Saturday to send thousands of spectators fleeing in panic. The NYPD has confirmed that the loud noise was actually a barrier near the stage that fell over, CBS New York reports.

Crowd Panic Over ‘Popping Bottle’ Mars Global Citizen Festival in NYC

Organizers say the NYPD has identified the triggering sound, which many mistook for gunfire, as “an attendee(s) stepping on and popping a drink bottle(s).”

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