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Mittelhessen police headquarters - Gießen press office

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Monday, 03 July 2023

Giessen _

Press release from July 3rd, 2023:

Central Hesse police headquarters is preparing for a large-scale operation + consistent action against violent criminals announced

Gießen: For the coming weekend, from July 7th to 9th, 2023, an Eritrea festival was planned in the Hessenhallen in Gießen. After the event became known, a preparatory staff from the central Hesse police headquarters took over the operational planning for this large-scale situation. On June 29, 2023, the city of Gießen issued a prohibition order. It is therefore currently unclear whether the festival will take place.

During the last festival, there were massive attacks on the event on August 20, 2022, some of the helpers and visitors of the festival were injured. More than a hundred people climbed over the barriers at the exhibition center. They armed themselves with batons, iron bars, knives and stones and attacked people at the event. Police forces who were already on site were also attacked. The attackers showed a high level of violence and aggressive behavior. A working group was set up. More than 100 suspects have since been identified. In order to prevent similar acts of violence, also from this group of people, preventive measures were taken.

that it is not a meeting and that those responsible for the event must do their part to ensure that it runs safely. ", said Chief of Police Bernd Paul.

In addition to the Eritrea Festival in the Hessenhallen, which was banned on Thursday, demonstrations are registered on both Friday and Saturday.

Due to the event and the demonstrations, there may be traffic disruptions in the city of Giessen, especially in the Hessenhallen area. In addition, vehicles of the police forces move in the city of Giessen.

Questions please contact:

Central Hesse Police Headquarters
Press and Public Relations
Ferniestraße 8
35394 Giessen
Telephone: 0641-7006 2040 Fax
: 0611-327663040

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