Australian Police Pull Plug on Justin Bieber

Bieber Fever has spread down under.

Justin Bieber’s brief promotional visit has become large news across Australia after several fans were crushed while jostling for a view on the teenage pop superstar.

Bieber was meant to sing three songs for the free-to-air Channel Seven’s “Sunrise” program this morning (April 26), but police pulled the plug simply because of security concern.

The authorities took the hard-line approach when thousands of youngsters amassed from the early hours of this morning to catch Bieber’s set in front on the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney’s Circular Quay. By 3am, the crowd had grown to about 3,000 fans, most of them teenage females.

Later, as the audience surged forward a quantity of onlookers have been injured and also the safety barriers had been breached. Eight fans were reportedly taken to hospital right after becoming crushed from the crowd, and dozens additional had been treated on-site for hyperventilation.

The Canadian singer performed just one song and he delivered it behind the glass of Channel Seven’s studio, as the amassed throng whipping up a frenzy behind him.

Deputy police commissioner Dave Owens mentioned the situation was threatening to spiral out of control, and he stated the parents ought to take much of the blame.

“There had been a number of parents down there [but] I would question why there weren’t a larger range of parents,” he said. “We had 12, 13 and 14-year olds [alone] at 3 and 4am inside morning. They ended up becoming crushed up against the barrier.”

Bieber’s gold-certified (35,000 units) single “Baby” (Universal Music Australia) is currently No. 10 on the ARIA singles chart. His album “My Worlds” was released April 23 down under.     - Source

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