OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — The city of Ocean Metropolis, Maryland, has determined to maneuver its annual Sunfest occasion to October this yr after it was initially set to happen on the identical weekend because the controversial, unsanctioned H2Oi automobile present.
City officers mentioned Tuesday that Sunfest will transfer to October 1-4 after 46 years of happening on the third weekend after Labor Day.
Final fall, Ocean Metropolis Mayor Rick Meehan mentioned the city was “beneath siege” throughout H2Oi.
Police mentioned a number of cops had been injured throughout the occasion after being hit by flying rocks and bottles whereas making an attempt to interrupt up a combat. A number of eventgoers had been additionally hit by a BMW which was burning rubber on a city road.
“What happened this previous weekend in Ocean Metropolis can by no means occur once more,” Meehan mentioned on Fb after the occasion. “This group got here to city with the only real goal to boost havoc in our neighborhood, to disrupt our lives and defy regulation enforcement.”
In a press release Tuesday, Meehan mentioned the timing of H2Oi performed an element within the determination to maneuver Sunfest however was not the only real purpose.