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Townsquare Media received this press release Friday from the City of Oneonta:

"City of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig has stated that due to recent events which have raised concerns for the safety of all participants at the April 20th scheduled OH Fest concert in Neahwa Park, the City has decided to withdraw the Park Use Permit for that event effectively immediately."

According to www.AllOTSEGO.com this announcement comes after the Mayor learned that large numbers of students might protest concert headliner Sean Kingston after learning last week he and his bodyguard were accused of a gang rape in 2010. Herzig had a conversation with SUNY President Barbara Jean Morris after students’ discussed last night whether Kingston should perform.

www.AllOTSEGO.com reports that SUNY Oneonta will not hold the concert at a new location and has cancelled it.

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