Vancouver police are recommending charges against nine people, including six youths, in a riot at a Guns N' Roses concert last year that resulted in $264,000 worth of damage to the downtown GM Place a

Vancouver police are recommending charges against nine people, including six youths, in a riot at a Guns N' Roses concert last year that resulted in $264,000 worth of damage to the downtown GM Place arena. Reports recommending charges of mischief and participating in unlawful assembly have been sent to prosecutors, Sgt. Rob Bosley said.

Most of the youths are from Chilliwack, about 60 miles east of Vancouver, and all three adults were from suburban North Vancouver, Bosley said. Another six reports recommending charges may be made over the next few weeks, he said.

The riot was sparked after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose failed to show for the concert. In January, police posted the images of 47 people on a Web site from photographs and video seized by police and later received about 100 E-mails with information identifying people involved in the riot, Bosley said. Authorities are also investigating allegations of police brutality during the incident.

The Guns N' Roses tour, the band's first since 1993, was ultimately canceled in early December after garnering mixed critical reviews and less than stellar ticket sales.


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