Four people were injured in two knife attacks after the Rose Monday procession in Fulda (Hesse). The crimes happened independently of each other, said a police spokeswoman for the German Press Agency on Tuesday night. Both acts were committed in downtown Fulda. Two alleged perpetrators have already been arrested. A spokesman said it was unclear how many perpetrators there were in total.
The traditional parade in Fulda started at 1:33 p.m. Around 85,000 visitors celebrated a foolish Shrove Monday in the city centre. Around 5 p.m., all 4,000 participants in the parade had passed the route across the city center.
A 21-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries during the carnival parade on Shrove Monday in Halle. The police said on Monday that she had been hit by a themed car. The move was then aborted. The closing event on the market square was also cancelled. It was initially unclear how the accident could have happened.
The move to Halle is one of the largest in Saxony-Anhalt. This year's motto is "Mr sinn widder da!" (We're back!). According to Küßner, around 1,500 participants from 53 clubs ran on the train.
In other federal states, there have also been isolated accidents during other carnival parades in recent years. In 2017, for example, a 14-year-old was critically injured when moving to Rhineland-Palatinate. Accidents also occurred during carnival parades in Neuenkirchen near Osnabrück and in Roßleben in the Kyffhäuser district in Thuringia.
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