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Not Performing! Ed Sheeran Joins U2 Cancels Concert In St. Louis

Sep. 16 2017, Published 10:55 p.m. ET

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Ed Sheeran has joined U2 by cancelling his concert in St. Louis.

The decision comes amid rising protests and violence throughout the city.

The promotion company for Sheeran's tour put out a statement that his Sunday night concert at the Scottrade Center was cancelled.

They gave the same reason as U2 that law enforcement officers could not commit to providing a sufficient amount of police and other city services to protect concert–goers.

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The protests stem from the acquittal of a former police officer Jason Stockley who was charged with first degree murder of a black motorist Anthony Smith following a high speed chase in 2011.

Police and protesters have flooded the streets as a result with skirmishes breaking out around St. Louis.

So far, there have been over 30 arrests with hundreds of people carrying out demonstrations over the verdict.

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