Group says country concerts “wreak havoc” on Downtown Camden

    A Camden community group is calling on city agencies and authorities to unite to address what the group calls the “havoc” country concert-goers wreak on the waterfront area.

    “In addition to the usual minor crime, lewd acts, public drinking, and fighting in the streets, gunshots were fired throughout the day by concern goers, and racial incidents were sparked by confederate-flag toting concert participants,” reads a statement from the District Council Collaborative Board 1.

    The DCCB 1 is one of four in the city designed to bridge the gap between law enforcement, government and the community. It issued the statement following a country concert on the waterfront Saturday.

    The DCCB is asking city agencies to coordinate better with community stakeholders and the Susquehanna Bank Center to curb the issues and crime that spill into Downtown Camden.

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