A Rock concert in Rotterdam in the Netherlands that was due to be held on Wednesday night was cancelled after fear of a terrorist attack. After a van full of gas canisters was found outside the Maassilo venue. This news comes just days after a terror attack in Barcelona where a terrorist killed 13 innocent people after a van drove into pedestrians a the popular Las Ramblas street in the heart of Barcelona.
The driver of the Spanish licensed van in Rotterdam has been detained and is being questioned. It is believed that Spanish police alerted Rotterdam police of a potential terrorist attack.
In a statement released by Rotterdam police they said…
“Police took this information seriously enough that, after a discussion with the organizers, it was decided to cancel the event,”.
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At the rock concert a Californian band called the “Allah-Lahs” was due to play. Last year the Band told the guardian newspaper that they wanted a “holy sounding” name to their band and didn’t think using the word Allah (Islamic name for god) in their name would offend Muslims. Armed police escorted the band that was due to play away from the stadium due to fear of them being targetted.