Bad weather prevents fines in Barcelona

THE Urban Guard in Barcelona has reported 37 people for walking the streets naked or semi-naked since a new municipal law came into effect on May 29.

They believe that the figures are lower because of the bad weather in July, as well as because most of those who are cautioned are tourists who cover up once they are aware of the regulations.

The Urban Guard only fines people who fail to dress properly after being cautioned. Anyone naked or ‘almost naked’ can be fined between €300 and €500, and those using a swimsuit or similar garment can face between €120 and €300, which is more than for running a red light.

This is not applicable in the streets nearest to the beach.

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