A fence falling at the Global Citizen Festival made people think there was a shooting and people started to freak out. It's so sad that we are so conditioned to mass shootings that something like a fence falling can cause mass panic and chaos at a charity festival.— Azya (@Azthecutest) September 29, 2018
A barrier fell at the Global Citizen Festival in NYC, people thought it was gunshots, and pandemonium occurred.— Mike McGranaghan (@AisleSeat) September 29, 2018
This is the world we now live in. This is how common mass shootings are.
Scary moment at the #GlobalCitizen Festival in NYC, live on @MSNBC: A fence barrier collapsed, the noise was startling, some attendees thought it sounded like gunshots, and there was a stampede. MSNBC cut to commercial, then came back and explained what happened. pic.twitter.com/SumPbM6GC5— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 30, 2018