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People 'Collapse' And Security 'Punched' In Three-Hour Queues At We Are FSTVL

People 'Collapse' And Security 'Punched' In Three-Hour Queues At We Are FSTVL

Security staff were 'punched' and festival goers 'collapsed' after long queues led to a stampede, with crowds forcing entry to We Are FSTVL this weekend.

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In shocking videos shared on social media, people can be heard screaming as crowds crash through security barriers at the two-day event in London.

Attendees claimed organisers ran out of wristbands and they were given no water during the chaos yesterday.

Speaking to the BBC, an eye-witness said a barrier was 'thrown' into the crowd of people, injuring one person.

They said: "They'd run out of wristbands at the door so they didn't have drink token wristbands when they were letting people through.

"A barrier got thrown into the crowds, the woman next to me got hit by it and it sliced a massive chunk out of her leg.

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Hundreds of revellers were forced to queue for hours. Credit: @rachmcqueen
Hundreds of revellers were forced to queue for hours. Credit: @rachmcqueen

"She's passed out on the floor, security ran over to her and people were just charging through.

"They took out the barriers, pushed through security, punching security, just taking everyone out in their way."

Attendees took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

One person asked: "Gate rushed and so many people crushed and injured.. including myself!! VIP area just letting anyone through .... what are we paying for?? Completed joke of a festival."

A second angry festival goer posted: "Don't know what my fave part of @wearefstvl was, the 3 and a half hour queue with no water in 20+ degree heat or watching people getting fully hit with railings while the security did nothing."

A third said: "Queuing 3 hours with lots of people passing out fighting in queues and missing a lot of acts #WeAreFSTVL think we need an explanation."

While another joked: "At least we may get another Netflix documentary out of it #WEAREFSTVL"

Some attendees claim they were crushed while waiting in line. Credit: @aaapuntonx
Some attendees claim they were crushed while waiting in line. Credit: @aaapuntonx

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said yesterday: "Officers are at the location and working alongside organisers and London Ambulance Service. We are not aware of any serious injury."

Last night, a spokesperson for We Are FSTVL said: "Our sincere apologies for anyone that experienced delays coming into the show today.

"A reminder to weekend ticket holders you don't need to re-scan your wristband on Sunday but you will be subject to a search.

"To make things quicker for everyone tomorrow we are also adding additional staff, infrastructure and have worked with the technology providers to speed up the ticket checking process."

LADbible has contacted the festival's organisers for further comment.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: uk news, Music, Interesting, UK Entertainment, London

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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