22.07.2022, Berlin: Polizisten patrouillieren im James-Simon-Park im Berliner Bezirk Mitte nach dem in Kraft treten des Alkoholverbots. Nach Ausschreitungen wurde im James-Simon-Park sowie im Monbijoupark von 22 Uhr bis 6 Uhr ein Alkoholverbot verfügt, das bis 11. September befristet ist. Foto: Christoph Soeder/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The police are now receiving support from the public order office in enforcing the nocturnal alcohol ban in parks in Berlin-Mitte. On Friday and Saturday evening, “one to two double strips” are planned for controls in James Simon Park and Monbijou Park, the district office said on request. These should also be present on site before 10 p.m. and specifically address visitors.

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The authority had announced in advance that employees of the public order office would be out and about in the parks on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the coming weeks.

The district had issued the ban after riots at parties. It has been in effect since last weekend until September 11th. During this time, no alcohol may be brought into the facilities between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily. Criticism had caused that the ban should be enforced and controlled primarily by the police.

In the warm season, this observes the situation in Berlin parks, also due to the experiences in the past summer months. According to the authorities, there were no new incidents on the first weekend when the alcohol ban came into effect. The officials in the two parks “didn’t have to intervene much with the police,” it said. (dpa)