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Amid Protests, German Clubs to Vote on Security Measures
ESPN Soccernet, December 12th, 2012 10:39AM

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German Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs are set to meet today to vote on the controversial new security measures that were proposed by the German soccer federation (DFL) a few weeks ago. That paper, called “Safe Stadium Experience,” proposed banning flares inside stadiums, as well as imposing full body searches and limiting stadium capacity for games classified as “high-risk” by home clubs and local police. In total, the paper includes 16 separate clauses that need to be passed by a two-thirds majority, although several clubs have already indicated that they might not vote in favor of ratifying it.

For their part, German soccer fans have made their feelings about the proposed measures known through silent protests, which have kept Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 games silent for the first 12 minutes and 12 seconds of every game. Fans also took their protests to the streets ahead of Bundesliga games in various cities throughout Germany.

"If no agreement on sufficient measures is reached," Germany’s Lower-Saxony interior minister Uwe Schunemann warned, "we will have more police at the games and this will lead to us having legal reasons to collect charges from the clubs." German interior minister, Hans-Joachim Friedrich, added: "The problem is that some clubs don't take the issue seriously. They have a responsibility to secure safety for fans inside the stadium. It is not possible for them to say: 'Violence in soccer? Never heard of it!'"

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