According to El Sol de Mexico, police in Santiago, Chile arrested 15 people who tried to enter by force the venue where American death metal band DEICIDE were performing their first-ever concert in the country.
The arrests were reportedly made on Friday (July 15) after the organizers of the event closed the doors of the packed Gymnasium Nataniel, causing nearly two hundred fans to be turned away when they tried to enter the concert.
Many of the fans standing outside, according to an official report, were found to be either drunk or on drugs, and they began to throw empty bottles at the walls of the Gymnasium Nataniel as well as at the vehicles that were parked around the venue.
Around 80 Special Forces police officers responded to the disturbance and used various means, including tear gas, to disperse the unruly crowd. In the meantime, 3,500 people reportedly enjoyed the presentation of DEICIDE, whose members were said to be unaware of the chaos that was taking place outside the building.
DEICIDE's concert in Chile went ahead despite objections from local church officials, who had asked the authorities to prevent the group from playing in country out of respect for an Italian Catholic priest who was murdered by a DEICIDE fan almost a year ago.
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