Dozens of Justin Bieber Fans Hurt in Norway Concert Chaos (VIDEO)
10:39 am, May 31st, 2012VIDEO
According to local reports, at least 14 young fans were taken by ambulance to the hospital, and a Red Cross source says 88 people received medical treatment overall.
The previously unannounced concert drew mobs of teenagers to the area around Oslo’s Opera House, triggering stampedes, blocking traffic and causing a public safety nightmare for organizers and law enforcement officials.
In response to security concerns in the hours before he appeared on stage, The Biebs pleaded for safety on Twitter.
The singer urged fans to “listen to the police” and stressed, “I want everything to go to plan but your safety must come first.”
Oslo’s mayor, Fabian Stang, was caught up in the chaos himself, reportedly forced to run behind a tree to avoid being trampled in the street.
Stang criticized organizers for allowing the situation to become unmanageable, and other local officials have reportedly called for an investigation.
See video of one Bieber-related Oslo stampede — captured during a newscast street interview — below.
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