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SF Twilight Hot TopicTour Event Canceled!

I was watching the news this morning and they said the Twilight Hot Topic Tour at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, CA has been canceled due to someone being trampled.  Then they interviewed some girls and one said she got to go in and get a t shirt and a wristband for tonight but since it was chaos they canceled the event.  She also mentioned there were no Hot Topic employees outside to help with the event and that it was really unorganized with only one security guard.  There were hundreds of people there too. I'm guessing they didn't expect a big outcome.  Hopefully the next event doesn't turn out this way.  They didn't comment further on the girl that got trampled so I don't know if she is okay or what.

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)  -- Police in San Francisco had to struggle to control a crowd of around 3,000 people who gathered at San Francisco's Stonestown Galleria Monday morning for the chance to see an actor who is very popular among the teenage set.
Listen  KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports

Police were forced to cancel the event, after the crowds grew out of control.

Teenagers, and their families had come from as far as Hawaii, Los Angeles and Arizona hoping to get a glimpse of Robert Pattinson, the 22-year-old British actor who played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies. He now stars in “Twilight,” a vampire movie that is based on a very popular young adult book.

Around 200 to 500 people were expected to line up this morning to buy a wristband when the mall opened, that would allow them back inside the mall at 6 p.m. for a t-shirt signing at the Hot Topic store. Thousands showed up.

”After I got trampled I got back up there, but it was really scary cause I couldn’t breathe, because everyone kept pushing,” said fan Erica Martin.

One girl reportedly had her nose broken as a result of being crushed up against the front doors to the mall.  Another girl fainted because she was unable to breathe while being pressed by the crowd.

The line to get into the front of the mall stretched all the way around the block.

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