Facebook event gone wrong..

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Niekess, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Niekess

    Niekess MDL Addicted

    Mar 31, 2011
    #1 Niekess, Sep 22, 2012
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    A Dutch girl wanted to celebrate with her friends her own 16th birthday. At the moment she created the event did she forgot to make it private resulting in hundreds of people seeing this. It quickly grew and the girl noticed this and closed the event. Sadly did someone re-created it and called it "Project X Haren". During the whole week did 33000 people said they would attend it. The police and town Haren said many times that there is no event and nobody should come.

    This night was the date of the event which is still going on while I'm writing this. Many people came and it started peacefully. The police blocked parts of the city including the home of the girl who fled away for the night to be safe and free from press. A soccer field was made free and open for people to go so the city leaves untouched and the citizens could spend the night in peace.

    However did most people stay in front of the blockade of the police and the mood took a turn in the group. People started making small fires and some went throwing stones/bottles to the police. This moment did the Mobile Unit (A group who are trained to handle riots from advancing and eventually stop it) to push the people back. This was the start of a long night between the party people and police. It resulted in many windows destroyed, street lanterns being broken down to the ground, cars being destroyed and many more destruction.

    There are reports of 2 people being killed in the crowd but this is not confirmed. It is sure that some people are injured. The police also arrested people during the cleaning and they will slowly go clean the whole city. More arrest will probably follow in the coming days as the police already asked for pictures on Twitter.

    Below is a video which shows partly of the happening this night.

    This is the link to the event: https://www.facebook...72851989506342/
    So if you ever make an event on Facebook, then be sure to do this..



    Jan 25, 2012
    Why would anyone sane enough use facebook to invite his/her friends to a party? No more phones in The Netherlands I suppose...:weep: Facebook people took the phones away...:p
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  3. jassi

    jassi MDL Junior Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    Fackbook-ing has severe side effects. :tooth:
  4. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

    Mar 7, 2012
    Haha jassi, completely agree with you :D
  5. Gaqua77

    Gaqua77 MDL Novice

    Jul 7, 2012
    OMG..... Facebook can create this much havoc....... Well its side-effects are really dangerous. Two of them were killed :eek:
  6. kebbz

    kebbz MDL Novice

    Oct 4, 2012
    Why would these people attend the birthday party if they were not even invited?
  7. Niekess

    Niekess MDL Addicted

    Mar 31, 2011
    Don't ask me.. :p Some people are just party crazy.. :negative:
  8. elizerbethj

    elizerbethj MDL Novice

    Oct 9, 2012
    It becomes a trend that more and more people use Facebook to invite people. Maybe it's easier than traditional way.
  9. Dutchy2050

    Dutchy2050 MDL Novice

    Jan 9, 2011
    It's only fair to mention that not all blame is on Facebook. IMHO the media are the ones who fueled this at first small fire. They sent reporters to Haren and covered it live a long time before anything had gone sour. It suddenly got to be a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook only after the media got involved.

    Anyhow, this shouldn't have happened at all of course :negative:
  10. Niekess

    Niekess MDL Addicted

    Mar 31, 2011
    Exactly, if the media didn't covered this up then only a number of less then 1000 people would know about it, and not the 30000 as it ended on at the day it happened.

    The most annoying part of this whole story is that people directly started creating new events for other city. Some were serious to make it a real party and not just a gathering but the use of the name "Project X" was ridiculous. That name is now a curse in Netherland. One news site (Nu.nl) had early this week an article about a party on a company's terrain where the police came in action after complains of the owner. The site said that it didn't went out of the hand because it wasn't a "Project X" part. :p