Posts tagged ‘love parade’

August 10, 2010

God weighs in on Love Parade tragedy

SO WHAT TOOK HIM so long? Finally, more than two weeks after the Love Parade disaster in Duisburg last month, God himself has added his two cents’ worth to the ongoing debate over responsibility. And according to the Almighty, the victims had it coming. 

The Lord didn’t make this statement personally, however. He just doesn’t work like that. Instead, He appointed his loyal and devout servant, His Grace, Andreas Laun, Auxiliary Bishop of Salzburg, to publish His thoughts for Him. Last Friday, Bishop Laun bestowed his own special kind of tough love on the victims of the Duisburg disaster via his regular online column. 

On July 24, the more than one million participants…

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July 26, 2010

Dance of Death: The cruel demise of the “Love Parade”

THEY COULD JUST AS easily have handed security over to BP’s Tony Hayward and be done with it. He and his team certainly couldn’t have done a worse job. After all, who could ever have imagined that allowing only one entrance and exit to a pop music event with 1.4 million participants could be a good idea? And even in the absolute best-case scenario, who could ever have dreamed up the idea of forcing all those frequently drunk and disoriented young people – including thousands of gate crashers – to walk though a 200 meter long and just 16 meter wide tunnel, and then climb up a narrow ramp, to get to where the action was?…

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