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Fans Riot At U.K.'s Leeds Festival

Several hundred people rioted at the end of the U.K.'s weekend-long Leeds Festival, burning toilets and attacking police, West Yorkshire officials said today (Aug. 26). Police said 200 officers were c

Several hundred people rioted at the end of the U.K.'s weekend-long Leeds Festival, burning toilets and attacking police, West Yorkshire officials said today (Aug. 26). Police said 200 officers were called in after violence broke out just after midnight, as the Carling-sponsored event drew to a close.

More than 50,000 people had attended the two-day gathering in northern England, which included performances by Pulp, the Strokes, Ash, Foo Fighters, and Guns N' Roses.

Police said garbage bins and temporary toilet blocks were set on fire and officers were pelted with bottles and debris. One policeman was taken to hospital with a broken nose.

Earlier, a 19-year-old man was found dead in a tent at the festival, but police said the death did not appear suspicious.


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