England a 'Police State', Says Springsteen Guitarist...

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    I've been saying this for many years. So kudos to Mr. Van Zandt. The British People only live an illusion that they're a Free People. And it's very sad to see our own Nation following them down that same path.


    Steven Van Zandt, a guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, has accused England of becoming “police state” after “The Boss” and Sir Paul McCartney were silenced for breaching a council curfew at Hard Rock Calling.

    Van Zandt, 61, who has also starred in cult US drama series The Sopranos, aired his frustration at the gig's premature ending at the concert in Hyde Park, central London on Saturday night.

    Organisers said it was "unfortunate" that the performance was stopped at the end but insisted the curfew was put in place for to help protect "public health and safety". The decision, however, sparked outrage amongst fans while Van Zandt took to Twitter to accuse England of becoming a “police state”.

    Sir Paul had joined Springsteen, 62, and his E Street band on stage at the Hard Rock Calling music festival following a performance by the American rock star that had lasted more than three hours.

    The US singer greeted the former Beatle, 70, by saying “I’ve been waiting for this for 50 years”. Springsteen, known for his long performances, had exceeded the curfew by half an hour. After belting out hits such as Born In The USA and Because The Night, he welcomed Sir Paul to the stage to sing Beatles hits I Saw Her Standing There and Twist and Shout.

    But after singing two Beatles hits both performers were forced to leave the stage in silence after their sound equipment was turned off - meaning they were unable to thank the audience. The band had stood for some minutes, bemused and bowing, before speaking their thanks into switched-off microphones to growing jeers.

    In a series of angry tweets from @StevieVanZandt, Springsteen's guitarist said: "One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state?

    Hard Rock Calling 2012: England a 'police state', says Bruce Springsteen guitarist - Telegraph
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    That's already happened here in the US, they're called sound or noise ordinances. :dunno:
     
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    You always get what Brits have, from music to syphilis to empire to downfall (now playing).
    Independence my ass. You won the battle, they won the war $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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    Does appear we are following their 'Police State' lead. It's very sad.
     
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    What a crock, Britain may indeed be a police state but this is not an example of that. It's not like the police just arbitrarily ended things, I am sure everyone involved was made aware of the standing curfew beforehand, pretty crappy thing to happen to be sure, but a police state would have never allowed a large public gathering to begin with.
     
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    Funny and ironic, a self-proclaimed "Occupier" would defend this. You are a poser. You just sealed the deal on that. Good job. :clap2:
     
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    It would be nice if you would actually read things people say to you, The occupiers were/are a political protest, a different animal than a rock concert. The occupiers also knew at the start that they were pushing the limits of allowable public protest and were fully prepared for their eventual forcible eviction. You must just google "police state" everyday and just post whatever crap comes up.
     
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    The english sissies just ticketed a man for observing a females rear end.
     
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    Defending the Police State. Man, you are a poser of the worst kind. You're no 'Occupier.' You're worse. You're a poser.
     
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    This coming from a republican Romney supporter who runs around posing as a libertarian.
     

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