Politicians and police officers in Germany for banning fireworks on New Years Eve

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One of the measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic could be a ban on fireworks on New Year’s Eve. More and more voices are being heard urging to do without traditional shooting this year.

The persistently high number of people infected in Germany worries politicians, experts and the police union, who are calling for a ban on fireworks on New Year’s Eve. “New Year’s fireworks due to the pandemic this year will most likely have to be canceled. New Year’s firing also means alcohol, a gathering of groups of people and a festive, riotous atmosphere, ”Bild quotes Rainer Wendt, chairman of the German Police Union.

Wendt believes that this year, due to the epidemiological situation in the country, this is unacceptable. “Prohibit shooting and fireworks on New Year’s Eve” is also recommended by the member of the Bundestag Michael Kuffer. The atmosphere in the country is already quite tense. Residents should not move in groups along streets with explosives.

The Minister of the Interior of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia Herbert Royle also advocated a ban on firecrackers and rockets this year. Earlier, the Green Party, in connection with the epidemiological situation in the country, called for a ban on fireworks on New Year’s Eve, along with mass parties. It looks like not only Christmas, but also New Year’s Eve will be “special” this year.

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