Beyonce concert descends into violence as fight breaks out forcing stewards to form ‘human barrier’ in crowd. Hampden mayhem as fight breaks out in the crowd at Beyonce Formation Tour gig in Glasgow. Beyoncé’s Glasgow concert sees brawl erupt in Hampden Park.
Beyonce concert reportedly descended into violence tonight as a fight broke out, forcing stewards to form a ‘human barrier’ in the crowd. The superstar’s performance was under way at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, when concert goers started scrapping, witnesses say. Stewards in hi vis jackets had to form a barrier in the stadium, which apparently prevented people from getting back to their seats.
During the show, the so called Queen had asked for a moment of silence, following the shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, both black, by police officers within hours of each other. As Beyoncé stood on the stage in a moment of reflection, a list of police brutality victims was projected on to a huge screen behind her.
It comes after she also published a statement on her website which said: ‘We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities. ‘It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they “stop killing us. We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives. We’re going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn to protect us should consistently go unpunished.’ In closing the letter, the Grammy award winning singer called on readers to contact their politicians and legislators to voice their concerns.
One appalled man tweeted: “Beyonce performance marred by fighting”, later adding: “Beyonce fans = Scotland shame. Can’t even go to a gig without scrapping.” Meanwhile, an eye witness told the Record’s sister site Glasgow Live: “There is some sort of fight happening, and there’s a huge barrier of stewards.” Some revellers took to Twitter this evening to complain, about the barrier of stewards, saying they were preventing concert goers, who had left their seats from returning. Julie Bryce tweeted: “Human barrier stopping people getting back to their seats at Beyoncé. Absolutely SHOCKING!!!” Fans had been camped out overnight ahead of the hugely anticipated show.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers have dealt with a number of incidents at the event, mostly minor.”