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.
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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