Spanish police break up 300-strong street party in Sevilla

Spanish police broke up an illegal street party of around 300 people in Sevilla during hte early hours of this morning.

ACCORDING to Emergencias Sevilla, the huge number of flouters were drinking alcohol in the street and failing to comply with Covid-19 security measures in the area of the Mercado de Las Candelarias.

In a joint operation of Local and National Police at around 3am this morning (Sunday, September 13), officers ordered the 300 revellers home and it is not known whether fines will be issued for failing to comply with coronavirus restrictions.

Inm a busy night, the Local Police also “evicted and sealed off” a bar in the area of Nervión where a birthday was being held “without respecting the measures related to the coronavirus and, furthermore, “no opening licence was presented”.

The establishment was full of partygoers “with the metal blinds closed, outside the permitted hours and did not comply with security measures”.

And during the early hours of Saturday morning, local police officers prevented several attempts at partying in the streets in Sevilla, the first in the parking lots of Palmas Altas, where there were reportedly about 500 people who were alerted to the meet through social networks.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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