Mayor Bans Ruhrtrienniale Art Installation For Fear It Could Cause ‘Panic’

Still skittish four years after 21 people died and more than 500 were injured in a stampede at a Love Parade, the mayor of the German city of Duisberg refused permission for Totlast (“Deadweight”), a labyrinthine installation by Gregor Schneider, because it could induce “confusion, panic and disorientation.”