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Riot police fire tear gas, make arrests in crowd barred from New Jersey hip-hop concert

Riot police fire tear gas, make arrests in crowd barred from New Jersey hip-hop concert

New Jersey State Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert at MetLife Stadium had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside — some without tickets — and they fired tear gas to try to disperse them, according to officials. Crowds at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert, featuring Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown,  became upset Sunday night when the gates were closed and blocked by police in riot gear. An armored state police vehicle began blasting a piercing loud noise to try to disperse the crowd and later deployed the gas. Additional troops were sent for "crowd control" and arrests were made, a...

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