The risks to the Love Parade in Duisburg were apparently already months before the event.Thus, the rescue expert Klaus Schäfer at a meeting organized by the city safety workshop before, "injured and perhaps even dead" had been warned.
This is clear from the witnesses of the then head of the Dortmund Institute for fire and rescue technology, which is found in the Interim Report of the Prosecutor of Duisburg, which is available from the news agency DAPD.
At a seminar with members of the Duisburg city council of 22 March 2010 Schaefer therefore particularly criticized the simultaneous entry and exit of the venue on the Karl-Lehr-tunnel and ramp. This planning was "madness". The Love Parade could thus not be approved. Seminar participants should then have reported from political pressure. There were critics who would find but no hearing, says the roughly 450-page report, such as the Internet portal reported DocuNews.