Police Arrest Over 60 At Eminem Concert
Irish police stress numbers in line with scale of event…
Over 60 arrests were made at an Eminem concert in Ireland on Saturday night (August 17).
Irish Police arrested gig-goers for public order offences, drug possession and assault at the show in County Meath.
The rapper played to an 80,000 strong crowd at Slane Castle, where 500 local stewards and 750 officers helped to police the event, with Superintendent Michael Devine saying: “The vast majority of fans headed the advice given in advance of the event.
A spokesperson for the Gardaí, the Irish police force, added that the number of arrests was “very much in line” with events of this scale.
Security was tighter than usual with police checks and searches for drugs and weapons at the venue.
The Slim Shady star opened the concert with his new single Survival and played a 22 track set before ending with the 8 Mile classic, Lose Yourself.
Em is set to be play another show in Glasgow this week before his headline appearance at the Reading and Leeds festivals next weekend.