23 Jun 2020

K-pop fans, TikTok users disrupt Trump rally even from NZ

From First Up, 5:14 am on 23 June 2020

TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music groups say they sank President Trump's campaign rally by registering potentially hundreds of thousands of tickets as a prank. The Tulsa fire department say about 6,200 people attended a rally at the 19,200 capacity stadium in Oklahoma. After the Trump campaign's official account posted a tweet asking supporters to register for free tickets using their phones a few weeks ago, K-pop fan accounts began sharing the information with followers, encouraging them to register for the rally - and then not show. Rohan Huri lives in New Zealand but managed to take part in the trend, he told our reporter Louise Ternouth how he did it.