The Dublin police have shut down a concert headlined by controversial rapper, Naira Marley.
According to reports, the concert which was held at the Lost Lane, off Grafton Street was shut down last night before Naira Marley took to the stage to perform due to some gang-related issues.
Reports have it that about 30 young men were seen running out of the premises in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The police in Dublin confirmed that some weapons were seized and a man in his 20s arrested in connection with the incident.
An eye witness at the concert said,
“An African artist ‘Naira Marley’ was headlining a show at Lost Lane yesterday with some other upcoming acts. We came for the event which started around 10:30 pm. People were waiting for the artist to perform, when all of a sudden, gardai came to the venue, drove everyone out and shut it down.
The police came in tens and filled everywhere. Everyone was still surprised and curious as to what was going on because no gang attacked or anything. They [the crowd] filled the street around the venue confused as to where to go and some [were] angry at the organisers asking for a refund.”
A spokesman for the police said: “Gardai are investigating an incident where a large number of male youths congregated outside premises on Adam Court, Dublin 2 at approximately 1 am on 7 July 2019. A number of offensive weapons were recovered after the youths departed and were seized by Gardaí. One male in his early 20s was arrested and was charged in relation to this offence. Investigations are ongoing.”