The jihad massacre at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was just the beginning. Everyone knows that. This one in Germany will go on after a massive evacuation, but everyone knows the war is just beginning. And still German authorities, and officials all over the West, refuse to admit who is fighting, or why. It is a recipe for defeat.
“The show WILL go on: German rock festival gets go ahead to continue after thousands were evacuated following ‘concrete’ terror threat,” by Rachael Burford and Dave Burke, Mailonline, June 3, 2017 (thanks to Robert):
One of the biggest music festivals in Germany will go ahead it has been announced, hours after thousands of fans were evacuated following what police described as a ‘concrete’ terror threat.
This morning organisers of the Rock am Ring festival in Nürburg confirmed that the event, which attracts nearly 100,000 music fans over three days, will not be cancelled.
Three people were initially arrested because names on backstage passes did not match ‘verified’ names, according to reports in Germany.
There were fears that a device could have been planted, but police have confirmed the site is safe.
Last night the festival ground was cleared on the opening night while intensive searches were carried out.
Festival goers were filmed singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as they were evacuated from the arena.
A statement on the festival’s Facebook page this morning said: ‘Rock am Ring 2017 will go on! After intensive searches and sweeps of the complete festival site by the police the suspicion of a potential terrorist threat has not been confirmed.
‘Set up for day 2 of Rock am Ring has commenced and the program is going to be resumed in the early afternoon.
‘The incredibly disciplined fans deserve all our respect and gratitude. We keep you posted.’
German newspaper Bild reports that Roger Lewentz, Minister of the Interior of the Rhineland-Palatinate, said: ‘The names on the backstage passports did not match the actual names of the verified persons.’
Police director Christoph Semmelrogge said another person was arrested, but all three were later released after no threat was found.
Last night festival-goers were told to leave the site in a ‘calm and controlled manner’.
Some 92,500 three-day tickets were sold for the festival, which will run until tomorrow….