Following a Deadly Stampede, Germany’s the Love Parade Is Done for Good


The Love Parade — a semiannual German electronic-music festival that began in 1989 — was the site of a stampede that left nineteen people dead and 340 injured this weekend, and has now been canceled. Says organizer Rainer Schaller: "The Love Parade was always a peaceful and joyous party that will now forever be overshadowed. Out of respect for the victims, families and friends, we will discontinue the event. The Love Parade is no more." Set up to house 300,000 people at a former freight rail station Duisberg, the Love Parade instead drew an estimated 1.4 million. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an official investigation. [NYDN]