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Dutch city wants no riots and prohibits urban festival


The formation of Brotherhood, which under this genre, last year one of the headlining acts at the summer party in the city. This led to more crowds than the municipality had anticipated.

Mayor Reinie Melissant of Gorinchem has urban music in her town prohibited. They do not want that on the big summer festival in her city, urban bands and artists play because of the security risk.

That allows the CDA-politician Friday in an interview on RTV Rijnmond. “The one genre of music is veiligheidsgevoeliger than the other,” said the mayor. “Urban, we want not here. In urban music, you have more chance on whatsoever. Here we are not to wait in Gorinchem.”

According to Melissant, it has, together with the emergency services per music genre, a safety profile established. It was found that urban to be unsafe. “We want to be in Gorinchem good partying and fun.”

Urban is, according to the CDA’s the only genre that is a security risk. The formation of Brotherhood, which under this genre, last year one of the headlining acts at the summer party in the city. This led to more crowds than the municipality had anticipated.

The municipality of Gorinchem was a Friday afternoon not be reached for comment or explanation. On the summer festivals in the city occur among the Brothers Ko and Thijs van Leer.

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