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‘Panic’ At Germany’s Love Parade Kills 19

From a non-judgmental Associated Press:

10 killed in mass panic at Germany’s Love Parade

July 24, 2010

BERLIN – A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans crushed 10 people to death at Germany’s famed Love Parade festival on Saturday.

Thousands of other revelers keep partying at the event in Duisberg, near Duesseldorf, unaware of the deadly stampede that started when police tried to block thousands of people from entering the already-jammed parade grounds.

Police are still trying to determine exactly what happened, but the situation was "very chaotic," police commissioner Juergen Kieskemper said.

He said police closed off the area where the parade was being held because it was already over-crowded. They told revelers over loudspeakers to turn around and walk back in the direction they had come from before the panic broke out, he said.

It sounds like this could have been caused by something other than “panic.”

German news agency DAPD reported the victims were crushed in the large tunnel leading to the event site and that emergency workers had trouble getting to them.

The party continued after the accident, with many of the other participants unaware of the stampede, news station n-tv reported.

The Love Parade was once an institution in Berlin, but has been held in the industrial Ruhr region of western Germany since 2007.

The original Berlin Love Parade grew from a 1989 peace demonstration into a huge outdoor celebration of club culture that drew about 1.5 million people at its peak in 1999. But it suffered from financial problems and tensions with city officials in later years, and eventually moved.

Updates from the Associated Press now put the number of dead at 19.

Ever notice how these kind of happenings ‘devolve’ over the years?

Even ‘Earth Day’ was once a fairly innocuous hippy festival that subsequently metastasized into the ‘Global Warming’ jihad against civilization that we know and loath today.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, July 24th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “‘Panic’ At Germany’s Love Parade Kills 19”

  1. capnbilly says:

    loathe, not loath

  2. Papa Louie says:

    ‘It sounds like this could have been caused by something other than “panic.” ‘

    I can understand why some would be in a panic to get out of there once they realized what event they had stumbled into.

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