Rape Threatened During GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Several female ushers at Philadelphia's First Union Center were threatened with rape by hooligan GUNS N' ROSES fans following the cancellation of the group's Dec. 6 concert, Philadelphia Daily News has reported. Mob mentality reportedly took over as irate fans vented their anger on the arena and the First Union Center staff instead of on their absent hero, Axl Rose. Word quickly spread among Center staffers to hustle women workers to the Victors Club, which stationed guards at each entrance. More than half the women got there, although some female supervisors stood their ground and refused the haven.

The exact damage has not been released by Center officials, but the tally is said to include almost 160 seat cushions destroyed, up to 90 seats bent or broken, the ceiling torn out of Club Box No. 4, a sound board destroyed, massive amounts of obscene graffiti and 15 people injured.


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