Security barrier falls and causes panic at Global Citizen festival – World

The fall of a safety barrier at the Global Citizen festival in New York, USA, caused panic among the crowd who thought the shooting was a gunfight.

Hundreds of people rushed to the exit of the event and some even got hurt in the middle of the chaos.

Chris Martin, from Coldplay, with a New York police assistant, assured the audience that it was not a shootout and that people were safe.

"Nobody is trying to hurt anyone, you are all safe," he said.

The Global Citizen Festival is a festival set up by the Global Poverty Project, which aims to eradicate extreme poverty.

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