The Prefect of Police Didier Lallement has issued several orders prohibiting the purchase and possession of fireworks during the holiday season in France, from December 25 to January 4, to avoid “serious disturbances to public order”. A similar decree was issued in the Bas-Rhin department.
The purchase and possession of fireworks will be prohibited for individuals in the Île-de-France region from December 25 to January 4, the prefecture announced on Tuesday, which intends to avoid “misuse” during the holidays the end of the year.
The Prefect of Police, Didier Lallement, took “decrees regulating, from Friday December 25, 2020 from 8 p.m. to Monday January 4, 2021 at 8 a.m. throughout the Ile de France, the acquisition and possession of fireworks, the distribution of fuel in individual containers by individuals as well as their transport “, indicates the prefecture in a press release.
An order in the Bas-Rhin also
To justify this regulation, the prefecture highlights the “serious disturbances to public order caused by the misuse of certain fireworks or incendiary products in particular against the police, vehicles or public property, s ‘usually accentuating during the holiday season.
A similar decree was taken in Bas-Rhin, where the last New Year’s Eve was also marked in Strasbourg by violence against the police and firefighters, and many cars burned.