Fireworks ban: Senate designates 56 prohibited zones

Fireworks ban: Senate designates 56 prohibited zones

The Berlin Senate has banned New Year's Eve fireworks and firecrackers in lots of locations within the metropolis.

Disposed rockets lie in a dustbin.

The record revealed on Wednesday (23 December 2020) covers 54 areas, together with massive components of Sonnenallee and Karl-Marx-Strasse, but in addition the Märkische Viertel, Altstadt Spandau, Simon-Dach-Kiez and Wrangelkiez.

Fireworks ban in parks, streets and neighbourhoods

Also affected by the ban are Mauerpark, Görlitzer Park and Treptower Park. In addition, there are massive squares and landmarks corresponding to Potsdamer Platz, Breitscheidplatz and the Brandenburg Gate. For Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD), an infection management takes priority on 31 December: "Firecrackers in groups on the street pose considerable risks to our health. The employees in the hospitals are already working at the limit," Geisel mentioned, based on an announcement. Accordingly, his attraction to Berliners is: "Stay at home, welcome the New Year in a small circle and refrain from fireworks and firecrackers."

It can be forbidden to set off fireworks and different pyrotechnics within the prohibited zones already designated final 12 months on Alexanderplatz and round Pallasstraße. Last 12 months's ban within the two areas was based mostly on doable risks from fireworks and quite a few assaults on cops and firefighters in earlier years.

Violations are constantly punished

The police will constantly punish violations, Geisel continued. Even if not each unlawful firecracker throwing will be prevented. According to {the catalogue} of fines for Berlin's an infection safety ordinance, fines of between 500 and 1000 euros are threatened for unlawful firecrackers. The controls by the police ought to facilitate that sale of fireworks is banned in Berlin and solely a fraction of individuals shall be out with fireworks in any respect. The Senate had included the gross sales ban in its new ordinance of 14 December. On Tuesday, Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) banned the sale of New Year's Eve fireworks all through Germany.

based mostly on web site supplies www.berlin.de

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