Live Earth India Halted Because Of Mumbai Violence

The violence in Mumbai has halted Live Earth India. The concert to promote environmental awareness was slated for December 7.

In a statement from the organizers, including former U.S. vice-president Al Gore, the event has been canned as of Friday night. There is no mention of rescheduling the event.

The killing of 195 people during a terrorist siege of the city is the reason behind the cancellation.

The planned acts of the concert included Jon Bon Jovi and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan. The event was to echo the world-wide concert that took place last year spanning four continents during a 24-hour period. Organizers had chosen India because it was becoming a economic powerhouse.

CBC reports:

It concluded by saying: “our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims of this terrible attack, with the bereaved, with the people of Mumbai and with everyone in India.”

Had the event gone forward all of the proceeds would have benefited various charities within India.


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