By Cathy Elelman • 18 March 2020 • 9:56
DEFIANT: The man refused to go back home, leading to his detention.
A 48-YEAR old man in Palma became first person in the Balearic Islands to be arrested for violating the state of alarm restrictions.
Police came across him sitting on a bench in the city’s Plaza de Sa Feixina on Tuesday morning. They asked him several times to leave and go back home, but he refused, reportedly telling the officers he would do what he felt like.
The police subsequently detained him on a charge of serious disobedience.
On the same day, National and Local Police reported a further 30 people in Palma and seven in Manacor for being out on the street without a justifiable reason and ignoring police instructions.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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