Why did the Love Parade Berlin stop?
After launching in 1989, the Love Parade took place across Germany in various cities including Berlin and Ruhr. The final Love Parade, which took place in 2010, ended in tragedy after 21 people were killed and around 500 others injured following a stampede caused due to overcrowding at the event.
How did the love parade start?
The parade first occurred in July 1989, when 150 people took to the streets in Berlin. It was started by the Berlin underground at the initiative of Matthias Roeingh (also known as “Dr Motte”) and his then girlfriend Danielle de Picciotto.
What is F parade?
Official website. The Fuckparade is an annual summer technoparade in Berlin. The event began in 1997 as a demonstration against the increasing commercialisation of culture and public life and the misuse of the right of assembly by purely commercial ventures, in particular the Love Parade.
What is crowd collapse?
In a progressive crowd collapse one person falls, creating a space in the crowd into which others fall, creating an even larger hole. Those who have fallen are squashed by the weight of many people on top of them (vertical stacking). Compression in either case is often fatal.
When did the Love Parade start?
July 1, 1989
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Where was the First Love Parade in Germany?
The first event took place in Essen on 25 August. The parade in Essen saw 1.2 million visitors in comparison to the 500,000 who attended the 2006 parade in Berlin. In 2008, the festival took place in Dortmund on 19 July on the Bundesstraße 1 under the motto Highway of Love.
Where was the Love Parade disaster in 2010?
Love Parade disaster. On 24 July 2010, a crowd disaster at the 2010 Love Parade electronic dance music festival in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, caused the death of 21 people from suffocation. At least 500 more were injured. The Love Parade was a free-access music festival and parade that originated in 1989 in Berlin.
Who was in charge of Duisburg Loveparade Festival?
Jürgen Dressler headed the construction department of the city of Duisburg in 2010. This was the office that gave the go-ahead for the festival to take place in the city’s former railway freight yard, although there had been early warnings that the venue would not be able to accommodate all the partygoers.
Who was the organiser of the Love Parade?
Lopavent GmbH, the organiser of the Love Parade, released a film, depicting an explanation of the events. The film is based on CCTV recordings, explanatory animations, documents, press reports and eyewitness accounts released by the organiser.