Police bust Pink Floyd tribute concert amid coronavirus pandemic

News 07/04/2020

"WELCOME TO NAZI GERMANY," says the daft concert attendees.

New Jersey cops had to shut down an impromptu gig organised by two massive Pink Floyd fans in the middle of a residential street.

It was an obvious violation of the lockdown rules designed to reduce virus infection during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with roughly 30 people had gathered on the street to listen to the simple acoustic set. Most attendees were aged between 40-50 years old, and some became hostile when cops told them to leave.

"The impromptu concert was performed by two guitarists equipped with microphones and amplifiers who were also broadcasting the concert via Facebook live," the Borough of Rumson Police Department said in a statement on Facebook. "When we informed everyone that they must leave – in accordance with Governor Murphy's executive orders regarding these so-called 'corona-parties' –we were met with well wishes of 'F–– the police' and 'Welcome to Nazi Germany' from this group of' 40-50-year-old adults.

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Referencing Pink Floyd's songs, the statement continued, "Sadly, I'm sure we all wish we could be here, and the Rumson Police Department takes no enjoyment in ruining anyone's fun! However, we all have a responsibility to take this pandemic seriously and adhere to the social distancing requirement. We also need to be a good role model for our children and be kind and understanding during these times."

They have also noted that criminal charges are potentially pending, warning the public that they would have to respond with "zero-tolerance approach" if another "corona party" pops up."

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