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July 24, 2009

“Dynamo have a certain reputation. The police in other towns assume something will happen. As such there are less options for deescalation” Dresden Police spokesman Thomas Geithner, Dresden Neue Nachrichten 24.07.2009

“The club [Eintracht Braunschweig] reacted properly with respect to the security situation, given that all matches against East German teams are classed as high security” Braunschweig Police spokesman Joachim Grande, Braunschweiger Zeitung 07.08.2008 [following problems between Braunschweig fans and Eintracht Braunschweig officials during a match against Erfurt. Erfurt fans were not involved]

“We simply can’t explain to the taxpayers any more why football matches in the lower leagues require such large numbers of police” Berlin Police spokesman Bernhard Schodrowski justifying the ban on Dresden fans for a match against Union Berlin, spiegel online 22.04,2008

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