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Flowers rest outside of the canceled Astroworld festival at NRG Park in Houston on Saturday. The crowd surge that killed eight people calls to mind other concerts and music festivals that turned deadly in recent decades. Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images hide caption

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Phoenix police officers stand beside a dump truck blocking a road outside the Phoenix Convention Center on Aug. 22. Protests were held against President Trump as he planned to host a rally inside the convention center. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Police Departments Deploy Garbage Trucks To Block Vehicle Attacks In Crowds

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Occupy Oakland protesters set trash on fire to make a barricade as police officers form a line to disperse them on Nov. 3., in Oakland, Calif. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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