Irish holidaymakers have been warned they could face heavier fines if caught drinking on the streets as part of a crackdown on unruly behaviour in Barcelona, reports Breaking News.
City hall bosses have increased fines for street drinking to a maximum of €600.
The fine for going to the toilet where you shouldn’t have increased from €200 to €300.
Penalties for graffiti on public buildings have also increased from €300 to €500.
The new penalty took effect on Friday after the Council announced it two weeks ago, reports Breaking News.
Albert Battle, Barcelona’s deputy mayor for security, said the fines are being increased to stop the feeling of “impunity”.
He added: “Our priority is to bring order to everything that happens in public spaces. Following the Covid pandemic public spaces are being used more intensively and this has had consequences we need to deal with. The objectives of our maintenance plans revolve around guaranteeing civility in the city by increasing the financial sanctions for uncivil practices,” reports Breaking News.
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