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    Posted January 2, 2013 by
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Stampede like that in Ivory Coast narrowly avoided in Las Vegas!

    This is what really happened New Year's Eve in Las Vegas! After the fireworks the LVPD apparently at Mayor Goodman's instruction, literally fenced in tens of thousands of well mannered celebrators on the Las Vegas Strip. The LVPD fenced a large section of the central part of the street in a giant oval, keeping people out of this circle and making the area people could stand even smaller. The LVPD and the Mayor had fences set up on the outer perimeter making it impossible for people to return to the their hotels, literally trapping tens of thousands of people in a human pen! It was very scary! Some people became frustrated and began to push. People were trampled. I personally helped two women and a child up off the ground. The screams you hear in the video are not people yelling in celebration I telephoned 911 and argued with the operator, saying people could die here! She hung up on me! The panic reached a breaking point and the only escape was for people, women and children, to climb the fence! When they tried to do so the security guards pushed them back. Just then a fight broke out, likely due do panic and frustration. The video ends because I had to help push people over the fence. We literally overwhelmed the security guards with women and children climbing the fence. People who were injured. People's shoes were left in the aftermath. Later that night I learned more than 60 people were killed after New Year's eve fireworks in the Ivory Coast. Only by the grace of God and the work of good Samaritans did LV avert a tragedy, no thanks to the LVPD and the Mayor, both of whom should be held accountable!

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