Nonviolence Concert Marred by Violence

16 arrested after Silver Spring fight

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A nonviolence concert dedicated to the memory of a slain teen turned into a violent affair.

Sixteen people were arrested after a fight broke out Saturday night during a concert held to promote nonviolence and to remember a Silver Spring teen killed last year, Montgomery County police said.

The free Stop the Violence youth concert was held on Ellsworth Street in downtown Silver Spring in memory of 14-year-old Montgomery Blair High School student Tai Lam, who was shot to death in November.

Police said fighting broke out near the stage toward the end of the concert and at least one person resisted arrest. Police say 16 adults and juveniles were arrested for offenses such as assault and disorderly conduct.

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