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Ed Sheeran Cancels St. Louis Show Due to Protests

September 16, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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According to TMZ, Ed Sheeran has canceled his show this weekend in St. Louis amid rising protests throughout the city. The protests are due to the acquittal of a former police officer who was charged with first-degree murder of a black motorist following a high-speed chase in 2011. Police and protesters have flooded the streets as a result.

U2 did the same earlier this week. Sheeran’s tour company issued a statement, claiming that the cancellation came due to local law enforcement couldn’t fully commit to providing a sufficient amount of police and other city services to protect concertgoers. They plan on having Ed return to St. Louis at a later date in 2018. Fans will receive a refund for their tickets.

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