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Festival Evacuated - Someone Thought An Attendee Had a ‘Right Wing’ Tattoo

15 comments, 223 views, posted 10:54 am 25/03/2019 in News by HariSeldon
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Approximately 5,000 concertgoers were evacuated from the Homegrown Music Festival in New Zealand because someone thought they saw a “right-wing tattoo” on an attendee.


The 28-minute long evacuation took place on Saturday evening, just before a scheduled moment of silence for the massacre victims.

Police were alerted when festival crew members spotted someone with a tattoo that they believed to be linked to “far right ideology.”

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“Some of the Homegrown crew identified a person that they were concerned about and police made the call that person needed to be found,” Homegrown spokeswoman Kelly Wright told the New Zealand Herald.

The alert happened while bands were changing sets and people were moving around, so the police could not immediately locate the attendee for his tattoo check. Since they couldn’t find him, they evacuated the area.

“A person has been spoken to and the area searched, and as a result Police can confirm there has been no threat to the Homegrown festival or the public,” the police said in a statement. “While the concern in this case appears to have been an innocent misunderstanding, Police would like to remind people to stay vigilant and call 111 if they see anything suspicious.”

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[Police Statement]Festival attendees are now able to re-enter the Waitangi Park area of the Homegrown festival after…
Posted by Homegrown on Saturday, March 23, 2019

It turned out that it was a “mistake” and the tattoo was “traditional” — not related to the right at all.

“The person was found and it turned out that is was a completely innocent misunderstanding and everyone was allowed to return,” Wright said. “It all turned out good but it was unfortunate that it happened and people were inconvenienced.”

We have reached out to the organizers of the festival and asked what would have happened to the attendee if he did in fact have a right-wing tattoo. Would he have been thrown out of the festival? Arrested? We will update this article if a comment is provided.

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12:19 pm 25/03/2019

elsels

A tattoo? People were afraid of a tattoo? That is it, this world is done.

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1:34 pm 25/03/2019

Flee

im gonna tattoo angel wings on my back... but just one on the right

FEAR ME!!!!!

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4:29 pm 25/03/2019

i_am_god

Like most people wouldn't freak out if they came face to face with him in the middle of the night.

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4:41 pm 25/03/2019

i_am_god

You'd even be a little weirded out by Shia Labeouf with his tattoos.


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4:50 pm 25/03/2019

i_am_god

Given the rise of white wing terrorism I find this image deeply concerning.
See Something, Say Something.

If those little snowflakes don't like being profiled they shouldn't choose to cover themselves in stupid shit.

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5:04 pm 25/03/2019

Flee

All I see is prison tattoos and 1 failed actor.

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rise of white wing terrorism


Both sides. Im not sure if you are just focused on "right wing" or are just blind to the increase of hatred on the other side.

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6:03 pm 25/03/2019

i_am_god

Quote by Flee:
All I see is prison tattoos and 1 failed actor.

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rise of white wing terrorism

Both sides. Im not sure if you are just focused on "right wing" or are just blind to the increase of hatred on the other side.



I'm not sure if you are aware that for at least the last decade the FBI has been releasing reports about the rise in conservative group violence. In FL the FBI just arrested over 30 people with ties to hate groups, piles of cash, drugs and more guns than many European armies.

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6:08 pm 25/03/2019

i_am_god

https://www.thedailybeast.com/feds-bust-white-supremacists-with-meth-counterfeit-bills-and-a-rocket-launcher

https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2018/11/27/florida-authorities-make-another-big-arrest-involving-white-supremacists-and-bombs/

https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/white-supremacist-gang-members-charged-gun-drug-ring

Some of these details might be from the same case but they all have different information.

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6:09 pm 25/03/2019

Flee

Quote by i_am_god:
Quote by Flee:
All I see is prison tattoos and 1 failed actor.

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rise of white wing terrorism

Both sides. Im not sure if you are just focused on "right wing" or are just blind to the increase of hatred on the other side.


I'm not sure if you are aware that for at least the last decade the FBI has been releasing reports about the rise in conservative group violence. In FL the FBI just arrested over 30 people with ties to hate groups, piles of cash, drugs and more guns than many European armies.


I never said you were wrong, but it is very clear that there is a rise on all sides.

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6:17 pm 25/03/2019

i_am_god

Like comparing apples and oranges there. One is on a magnitude that far outpaces the other.

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6:37 pm 25/03/2019

elsels

Those are seriously bad life choices there.

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6:46 pm 25/03/2019

i_am_god

and that is why when someone thinks they saw a racist they felt uncomfortable.
Being in a crowd these days can be dangerous. It seems to draw all the dangerous people out and given the recent mass shooting and the support it got from the racist crowd I wouldn't be surprised of a copycat soon. And given that the fucker who did it wasn't shot to death by the police I'd say it emboldens those copycats.

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7:36 pm 25/03/2019

Flee


Correct me if I am wrong but that is a very slanted "news" agency is it not?

Also, I need information.... What makes a hate group left or right? Is it that some members support one or the other? I would think every political person, left and right, would denounce hate groups.

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7:37 pm 25/03/2019

Flee

Personally, I think antifa and BLM have done more harm than any "right" hate group (US only as new Zealand has nothing to do with US politics).

I know mosques have been targeted, but is that even political?

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