Elrow responds to allegations of tear gas-like substance sprayed on crowds at festival – Dancing Astronaut
‘s Festival took place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London this past weekend, and the pleasant festival experience turned very sour when a tear-gas like substance was reportedly sprayed over the crowd. The substance was allegedly dispersed over the crowd during ‘ DJ set between 8 and 9PM local time, and festival goers say they were left coughing, unable to breath, and with burning eyes.
The substance was described as coming from the right the stage, and security guards were unable to determine where the gas was coming from or what specifically it was. The gas has been described as similar to either pepper spray or tear gas.
Festival goers have taken to social media to question what the gas was and how it entered the festival and organizers have yet to respond.
Update: 08/21/2017 12:33 PM EDT:
An Elrow representative reached out to Dancing Astronaut to provide the following statement and clarifications for the event: