By Tony Winterburn • 27 April 2020 • 11:42
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Police officers looked on as families with their children walked along a boulevard in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, straight away they noticed a man walking on his own so pulled him to one side…
The officers asked for his papers, he was a resident of Barcelona and lived a few kilometres away. Realising the game was up he admitted to the officers he had no essential right to be there and had to cough up €600, he then was directed to go home and stay there!
“There are signs everywhere explaining the new rules, it has also been on TV so there is no excuse,” said the 32-year-old officer, Pedro Gomez.
He went to say that they had made 10 arrests and fined at least 30 people up until 6pm that evening. “Some even ‘shared’ children so they get out, ridiculous”!
“The ones that are blatantly flouting the law are the ones we arrested,” he went on to say. Some locals reported a strange sight, Looky Looky Men! Apparently, after weeks of being cooped up and earning no money, they made a desperate bid to flog their stuff on the promenade. Within minutes though the luck-less sellers were carted off in a police van to be charged with a multitude of offences, although pointless as they simply haven’t got the money for any fines.
The law that came into force on Sunday states:
Under the relaxed confinement measures, children under the age of 14 are allowed to go for a one-hour walk within a one-kilometre radius of their homes between the hours of 9am and 9pm if accompanied by a responsible adult.
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