Silver Spring, Md. (WUSA) --- Fights broke out as an outdoor go-go performance was wrapping up in downtown Silver Spring at Silver Plaza near Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive around 9 p.m. Saturday. The theme of the free youth concert was to "stop the violence."
Several people were injured, but none seriously. Police made several arrests and blocked the streets while officers responded from across the county to help disperse the crowds. Police have not said how many arrests were made.
According to a witness who asked not to be identified, the musical performance was sponsored by Mixed Unity. The group, which promotes peace among youth groups, formed after the Ride-On Bus murder of Tai Lam in Silver Spring. The Silver Spring teenager, who frequented this neighborhood, was shot during an argument on a Ride-On Bus last November.
She said several gang members had been in the area of the performance and clashed with other youths during the go-go group's performance. The go-go group was the concert's last performance of the evening.