The concert of the British singer Dua Lipa in Shanghai ended in chaos last night after a large number of fans were forcibly removed by Chinese security guards, apparently without good reason.
Eyewitnesses told MailOnline that some fans were expelled from the concert because they carried flags in the shape of rainbows while others were dragged to their feet.
Before the calamity, the pop singer, who seems to be crying, console her fans from the stage.
Chinese security guards kicked out Dua Lipa fans last night, apparently without a good reason
Eyewitnesses told MailOnline that a woman was withdrawn after protesting the fact that security guards had demanded that she sit down during the live performance in Shanghai.
A video that circulates on Twitter shows the singer addressing her fans: "I want to create a really safe environment so that we can all have fun. I want everyone to dance.
"I want everyone to sing, I want everyone to have a good time."
"We are not here for a long time, we only have a few more songs, and I would like in these last songs that really, really, we have fun." What about that? & # 39;
Security guards burst into the arena with laser pointers and torches shortly after the concert began and when thousands of enthusiastic young fans sang along with Dua Lipa, according to a fan who was on the scene.
The fan, who only wanted to be known as Elsa, told MailOnline before the security guards appeared, the atmosphere of the concert had been excellent and orderly.
The 18-year-old Dua Lipa fan, a university student, said that many fans were standing while they enjoyed the music, but suddenly the security guards demanded they sit down.
She said she also saw a man being removed after allegedly waving a rainbow flag.
"Many fans in the front ranks held the rainbow flags high, and I heard they were ordered to knock down the flags, especially the fans in the first three rows," said Elsa who paid 980 yuan (£ 109) for a of the most expensive. ticket for the concert.
She said that she liked Dua Lipa because the singer defended equality between men and women and transmitted many positive messages to her fans.
"As a lover of Western music and pop culture, this incident has broken my heart," he said, adding that he hoped the event would not have a negative impact on Dua Lipa's musical future in China.
Dua Lipa, annoyed, told her fans to have fun after seeing what had happened
One fan told MailOnline that the audience in the front rows was banned from holding rainbow flags
Another attendee at the concert, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions, told MailOnline that he saw a fan, a woman, being expelled by several security guards.
It was alleged that the amateur had given the middle finger to one of the security guards after I told him to sit down. The two parties had verbal altercations before the security guards withdrew the fans by force.
The fan, who also bought a higher-priced ticket, said the fans were kicked out & # 39; nonstop & # 39; throughout the concert.
However, he said it was not clear why security guards had banned crowds from carrying rainbow-shaped flags.
The singer has openly supported the LGBT community in her music video & # 39; Blow Your Mind & # 39;
The videos of fans who were expelled from the concert have been widely shared on social networks, and most web users criticized the brutal behavior of the security guards.
A music critic wrote on his account on Weibo, similar to Twitter in China, condemning the act of concert staff, calling it "off line".
The critic said: "The fact that fans sometimes stand up to take pictures and clap during concerts is completely acceptable and controllable.
& # 39; It is not necessary (for the staff) to catch them and expel them as if they were fugitives & # 39;
Dua Lipa made his first tour of China this week, with a concert in Guangzhou on Tuesday and another yesterday at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.
The singer has openly supported the LGBT community in her music video & # 39; Blow Your Mind & # 39 ;, but for the Chinese authority the rights of homosexuals remain a taboo subject.
Many traditional Chinese media make an effort to eliminate any LGBT symbol in their coverage.
A Chinese television station cut a gay-themed dance and blew the rainbow flags in the audience as it broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year.
MailOnline has contacted the representatives of Dua Lipa and the organizer of the tour of the singer in China to receive comments, and is waiting for answers.