#UMES Homecoming Concert Canceled Due to Unruly Crowd But Racist Comments Uncalled For
Apparently, #UMES has had a few fights in the past at this particular event. Fights happen, even happens on predominantly white campuses. But you have to check out the comments! I can only assume by the racist rhetoric and tone were from caucasian’s. It “feels” like they look for any opportunity to degrade a whole group of people based on the actions of few. One person committed to close the school down. Really, because of a fight?
Here’s What Happen
Reported from PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- Officials say a faulty ticket scanner is to blame for what turned into a scene of chaos Thursday night during a campus homecoming event at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne.
UMES President Dr. Juliette B. Bell said in a letter the university’s homecoming concert had to be canceled after the event was “fully compromised” by people seeking to enter the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. She said the doors for the concert opened at 7:30 p.m. and attendees filled the concert venue in an “orderly manner.”
However, Bell said that at around 10 p.m., unbeknownst to the 1,300-1,500 students and patrons already inside the arena, the crowd outside “breached with the doorway, pushed past security and ticket takers and knocked over metal detectors, creating an unsafe and hazardous environment.”
That is when campus police were forced to use pepper spray to get the crowd under control, according to Bell. She said this caused the crowd to leave the building. Police said it took 45 minutes to get the crowd under control.
— Dez 👑 (@StuckOnDEZ) February 17, 2017
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