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Silent marchers mourn Love Parade victims

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Silent marchers mourn Love Parade victims


A silent march has been held to pay tribute to the 21 people crushed to death in a tunnel at the Love Parade techno music festival in Duisburg in Germany last weekend.

The victims were all aged between 18 and 38 and included revellers from Spain, Australia, Italy, Bosnia, China and Holland.

The marchers walked from the city’s train station to the site of the disaster.

Anger has been building in the last few days over the failure of anyone in authority to accept responsibility for the tragedy

Marcher Andreas Nieszporek said: “Grief, a lot of grief. I mourn for the 21 people who would probably not have died if this event had been organised in a different way.”

Earlier a memorial service was held in Duisburg attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel who broke-off from her holiday to be there.

The country’s President Christian Wulff was also present among the friends and relatives of the deceased as well as many of the rescuers who helped pull people to safety.

Prosecutors say it could take months before their investigation is complete. A preliminary police report has accused the festival organisers of major security breaches that led to the deadly stampede.

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