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Riot sparked at MTV festival in Madrid

Sept. 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM   |   Comments

MADRID, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- More than 60 people were injured and 11 arrested when a riot broke out at the MTV beach music festival in Madrid, officials said.

The riot began when a group of young people were turned away from the festival Saturday, ThinkSpain reported.

Rioters knocked down or jumped over fences to get into the festival grounds.

Police dispersed the crowd using tear gas and shooting rubber pellets.

About 20 people officers and more than 40 festival-goers were injured in the incident and 11 people have been arrested for attacks on police.

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