Alternativkultur-Festival: Streit über Fusion-Sicherheitskonzept 

Alternativkultur-Festival: Streit über Fusion-Sicherheitskonzept 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 06, 2019

Wo einst russische Militärmaschinen über die mecklenburgische Landschaft flogen, schwirren beim Fusion Festival seit 22 Jahren Elektrobeats durch die Lüfte. Nun äußert die Polizei Bedenken. mehr... Forum ]

Blind Leading the Blind: Testimony Reveals Police Role in Love Parade Disaster

Blind Leading the Blind: Testimony Reveals Police Role in Love Parade Disaster

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 25, 2011

One year after the Love Parade disaster in Duisburg left 21 people dead, new testimony has revealed a catastrophic lack of police communication. A key police adviser has said he knew nothing of the developing crush until it was much too late. By Georg Bönisch, Andrea Brandt and Sven Röbel more...


Investigating the Love Parade Tragedy: Did One Police Officer's Order Lead to Disaster?

Investigating the Love Parade Tragedy: Did One Police Officer's Order Lead to Disaster?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 31, 2011

Did a single police order result in the deaths of 21 people at last summer's Love Parade? According to information obtained by SPIEGEL, several security personnel have accused an officer of demanding that a crowd control facility be opened. The resulting flood of visitors may have directly contributed to the tragedy. more...

Blaming the Police: Love Parade Organizer Releases CCTV Videos of Disaster Day

Blaming the Police: Love Parade Organizer Releases CCTV Videos of Disaster Day

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2010

Love Parade organizer Rainer Schaller says the police are to blame for the 21 deaths at the event that took place in Duisburg, Germany, in late July. To prove his point, he has released CCTV video material shot at the entrance to the event site. Police are outraged. more...


Duisburg Mayor on Love Parade Catastrophe: 'Something Went Wrong -- With Terrible Consequences'

Duisburg Mayor on Love Parade Catastrophe: 'Something Went Wrong -- With Terrible Consequences'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 17, 2010

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Duisburg Mayor Adolf Sauerland, 55, discusses the death threats he has received since the Love Parade disaster, his city government's responsibility and his decision to remain in office following the deadly catastrophe. more...

Interview with the Love Parade Crowd Manager: 'Many More Visitors Came than We Expected'

Interview with the Love Parade Crowd Manager: 'Many More Visitors Came than We Expected'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 10, 2010

Carsten Walter was charged with helping control the influx and outflow of visitors at the Love Parade. He tells SPIEGEL what went wrong and describes how he became a witness to catastrophe. more...


Disaster Plan: Love Parade Documents Reveal a Series of Errors

Disaster Plan: Love Parade Documents Reveal a Series of Errors

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 09, 2010

The aftermath of the Love Parade disaster in Duisburg has degenerated into a farce as those involved in the tragedy seek to absolve themselves of guilt. But documents show just how sloppy event planning was -- and reveal the mistakes made by both the city and the police. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Disaster Investigation: Love Parade Report Calls Organizers to Task

Disaster Investigation: Love Parade Report Calls Organizers to Task

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 05, 2010

A new report examining the causes for the Love Parade disaster, which saw 21 people trampled to death by a dense crush of visitors, has cast doubt on the security plan drawn up by event organizers. Police at the event, however, continue to deny any fault. more...


The Love Parade Files: Looking for Answers in Duisburg

The Love Parade Files: Looking for Answers in Duisburg

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 02, 2010

The death of 21 people at the Love Parade in Duisburg on July 24th was far from a random accident. It was the result of a series of failures made by the city, the police and the event organizers. Particularly damning, at the height of the crush, there was no way out. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

The World from Berlin: 'Duisburg Mayor Should Not Lose His Pension If He Quits'

The World from Berlin: 'Duisburg Mayor Should Not Lose His Pension If He Quits'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 02, 2010

Duisburg Mayor Adolf Sauerland, 55, stands to lose his pension if he gives in to public pressure to resign over accusations that he ignored safety warnings ahead of the Love Parade disaster. Some commentators say a way must be found for him to quit without becoming a welfare case. more...