Thursday, July 05, 2007

Live Earth dies screaming: Rio in doubt

The wheels are coming off Live Earth, as a senior Brazilian judge has called for the Rio leg to be pulled over worries about policing and crowd safety:

Brazilian prosecutor Denise Tarin has requested a suspension of the concert saying security efforts by police would be concentrated on preparations for the Pan American Games, starting 13 July.

An injunction against the event was granted late Tuesday; Brazilian promoters Mondo Entretenimento are appealing against the decision and are confident they can persuade authorities to let the event go ahead.