Hessen has tabled a motion in the conference of interior Ministers (IMK) of the Federal government and the States, finds more and more supporters. It comes to the Burning of fireworks in football stadiums. So far, this is treated as a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine. Hesse calls to punish such actions in the future, as a criminal Offence, with a minimum of one year in prison.

Bavaria’s interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU), rejects the proposal of his Hessian counterpart, Peter Beuth on consent: “The illegal Burning of fireworks or Igniting of fireworks and smoke is not a trivial offence, but a dangerous Offense, in the case of the worst injuries is torches. The must in the sentence to reflect,” he said of the world.

North Rhine-Westphalia Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul (CDU) and the IMK-Chairman, Holger stahlknecht (CDU) in Saxony-Anhalt more supporters of the Beuth assault. Reul is on the IMK, to either make higher fines or moderate custodial sentences. At the same time he wants to oblige the clubs to tighten up the checks at the entrance before the stadiums.

Also, the police trade unions support the initiative. For years now, would be injured by pyrotechnics in the stadiums innocent bystanders or solid at risk, said Oliver Malchow, the Chairman of the trade Union of police (GdP), the sheet. So around the end of October what happened in the Bundesliga game between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC, where dozens of stadium visitors through the fireworks – their use is prohibited in the stadium, actually – had been violated.

were launched leagues In the first three football during the season 2017/18, a total of almost 900 criminal proceedings due to the violation of the explosives act. The number of injured spectators by pyrotechnics in the stadiums, however, is low. According to the report of the Central information sports bets (CIS) were injured in the past Bundesliga season, a total of 662 people in football stadiums. 10 by pyrotechnics, 54, called police to irritating substances, so a can of pepper spray and the like.

In the supporters of the initiative is therefore already in place for heated discussions. Politicians such as lower Saxony’s interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) to impose a little bit of the idea, for the Ignition of fireworks in the stadium in the future of imprisonment. Instead of tougher penalties prefer the safety and control measures in the stadium should be strengthened, said the SPD-politician in Magdeburg, where the Minister of the interior, days until Friday. The proposal of the Hessian Minister of the interior, is one of more than 70 topics.