Horses and horse-drawn carriages weren't allowed to take part.
Following a turbulent year, Germans seem to be especially eager to slaughter some sacred cows.Frustrating evening Television replays showed no reason why his effort should have been ruled out and a frustrating evening for the visitors ended on a sour note when Jean-Philippe Gbamin earned a second yellow card and was sent off in the final minute.Gladbach, hammered 4-0 at Barcelona in the Champions League midweek, are 12th on 16 points, a point behind 11th-placed Mainz."It's different than usual," one police spokesman said.Around 10,000 people were set to take part in the procession itself, while more than 1,000 police officers were deployed along the 5-kilometer (3-mile) route.
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nm/jlw (dpa, epd) The Düsseldorf Carnival Committee has canceled the city's parade because of the approaching low-pressure system Ruzica.With major carnival city Mainz also calling a rain check, the duties fall to Cologne's revelers.The whistling seemed to galvanize the players and Gladbach came out stronger in the second period, helped by the introduction of lively forward Thorgan Hazard in place of Andre Hahn.Gladbach got the goal they so desperately sought when Lars Stindl’s effort at a corner was deflected into Christensen’s path and he diverted the ball in off Jonas Lössl in the Mainz goal.() Germany's carnival celebrations kicked off despite a fresh series of terror-related arrests across the country.
The city of Cologne also increased police numbers, aiming to stop a repeat of violence from New Year's Eve.
Christensen had earlier made a fine sliding tackle to prevent Karim Onisiwo getting a shot away when the Mainz forward was clean through.
There was controversy two minutes from time when Mainz forward Pablo De Blasis had a goal disallowed.
Partygoers clad in bright costumes filled Düsseldorf's downtown on Sunday as the city's Rose Monday parade kicked off beneath a clear, sunny sky.
Organizers said they expected around half a million people to attend, but the German Press Agency said numbers appeared to be significantly lower.