Urban music events are being unfairly targeted for closure due to assumptions about the type of people who attend, according to an event organiser...Oh..?
... whose show was axed due to disorder.Ah!
Mr Asare, who has organised around 50 events over the last five years, said: “In the night life industry you are going to get incidents across the board, whether that be house, garage, punk rock.It’s bound to happen sometimes when there’s drink involved.”I'm pretty sure they sell drink at Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House, and the Last Night of the Proms. Yet I can't seem to recall any violence...
He said: “It is pre-assumed because it is an urban event that there is going to be certain demographic there, that is going to be a lot of black people there.”There's 'a lot of black people' at these huge black church revivalist events, yet again, rarely any violence.
So it's not 'black people' per se, it's the type of 'black people'.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said council licensing committees hold the power to alter a venue's right to host events.
He added: "Southwark Police applied for a licensing review of The Coronet following an incident of violent disorder outside the venue in the early hours of Sunday, 2 July. Incidents like this are a drain on police resources and have a detrimental impact on local residents in the area.
"Officers have been working with, and will continue to work with, the local council, the venue and other partners to ensure the night-time economy in Southwark remains a vibrant, yet safe environment for all to enjoy."Maybe if it was less vibrant, it'd be more safe?