By Laura Taylor • 17 August 2020 • 11:29
TWO people have been arrested and five officers have been injured after a bar in Spain refused to comply with the new curfew regulation. The incident occurred during a police intervention in Logroño, La Rioja after the new security measures were recently adopted in the region. On Saturday night, after 1.00am (the curfew time for all hospitality establishments) a bar in the area refused to comply with the recently decreed measures.
The incident occurred at around 02.00am as the National Police were summoned by a passer-by who denounced that a bar in the San José neighbourhood was open and would not comply with the new anti-Covid regulations.
When the officers arrived at the scene, they verified that there were 40 people inside. They proceeded to identify and sanction the owners of the establishment and demand that they close the premises.
During the course of the bar’s closure, two people were arrested for attacking the authority and five policemen were injured. On Saturday, La Rioja’s government published the regulations approved by the Governing Council in the Official State Gazette, including the closing time for hospitality establishments, restaurant and terraces. The curfew for these is now 1.00am, at the latest. Furthermore, they are unable to take in any new clients after 12.00am.
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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.
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