Duisburg's Ex-mayor: My Name was a Synonym for the 21 victims of the love parade

ten years Ago, came in the case of a mass panic during the Loveparade in Duisburg, 21 people died. In front of the entry and exit of the site of the former Duis

Duisburg's Ex-mayor: My Name was a Synonym for the 21 victims of the love parade

ten years Ago, came in the case of a mass panic during the Loveparade in Duisburg, 21 people died. In front of the entry and exit of the site of the former Duisburg goods station, thousands of techno fans huddled in a Tunnel. More than 650 people were injured, many of them have with the memories of the 24. July 2010 to fight.

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The responsibility wanted to be neither the organiser Lopavent the city take on the forces responsible Ministry of the interior. The refusal of political responsibility to acknowledge, the citizens of Duisburg, especially your mayor Adolf Sauerland bad. One and a half years after the disaster, he was elected after a referendum of the people from Duisburg from the office, because he did not want to go voluntarily.

In may 2020, the court proceedings went without a judgment to the end. After lengthy investigations had to since December of 2017, employees of the city and the event organizer before the court to answer. Many of the seats 42 of the events traumatized in addition to plaintiff remained on the legal conclusion of the disaster appalled, to your court costs.

After a long Silence, has said the then Lord mayor of the VIDEO INTERVIEW to the events after the disaster. "This event was an event that needed no one, but you wanted to," says Sauerland. Error he stood up after ten years not: He had been a murderer beschrien and had to take his family and leave the city. In such a Situation, you handle it accordingly. If, however, he had the opportunity again, he would say: "look, friends, we are not to blame. But we now look at the people who are here come to harm.“

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 14:21

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