In a series of tweets, which you can read below, Hynes says he was thrown to the ground by three men and his girlfriend, Samantha Urbani, was also assaulted. Hynes says the incident is particularly upsetting after he gave a speech on race relations on stage and wore a hand-made t-shirt spotlighting police brutality by featuring the names of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and others.
Lollapalooza responded to the allegation with a statement to Pitchfork: “Late Friday night, we learned of an incident involving an artist and a security guard on site. Since then, we have been in contact with those involved and the authorities, as we work together to resolve the situation. As always, our top priority is to ensure the safety of everyone at the festival.”
Samantha & I made this T-shirt which I'm wearing today. The set is dedicated to these names & more. We remember. pic.twitter.com/si4ndgDrK1