U2 Cancels St. Louis Concert Amidst Protests

U2 have cancelled their Saturday night show in St. Louis due to safety concerns amidst the city's heated protests. 

"We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size," the band wrote in a statement, which was posted on their Facebook page.

"We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity. In light of this information, we cannot in good conscience risk our fans’ safety by proceeding with tonight’s concert.

"As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment."

Fans have been offered refunds.

Protesters took to the St. Louis streets on Friday morning after a judge found former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder for the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith.

Original article by James Dinh at iHeartRadio