Germany, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Violent clash during a football match in Düsseldorf – North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

2023-11-02: According to the sources from Thursday (2 November), several people sustained severe injuries following a violent clash during a football match at the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA football stadium in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia State. Reportedly, clashes erupted between supporters of the two playing teams. Moreover, the violence was sparked using pyrotechnic devices in the stadium.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.