When the Norwegian government decided this summer a national ban on alcohol in bars, it resulted in a stop Unusually active on weekends As soon as the decision goes into effect.
When Britain entered what was called a second lockdown in November I filled the streets Of happy British people who wanted to enjoy the nightlife one night before the ban went into effect.
“I realize the seriousness”
But when Sweden now imposes a ban on alcohol in bars and restaurants, police expect a quiet evening.
We have no known preparations for any form of street-breaking in the city, says Stefan Gustafsson at police in the West.
The same regulation, which prohibits the serving of alcohol in bars and restaurants after 22:00, will go into effect tomorrow Friday. The ban also means that all businesses serving alcoholic beverages will close no later than 10:30 p.m.
The alcohol stop is valid until February of next year, so Thursday will be the last evening in several months where it is possible to stay in a pub environment late in the evening. But the police still expected a quiet evening in the city.
I think that most people have realized the gravity of the situation and do not take advantage of this evening as a festive night. “We have no indication that this will happen and we don’t need to take it into account,” says Stefan Gustafson.
“You have a good preparation”
Stockholm Police are not expecting more pressure than usual.
We don’t believe in any major events, says Ola Osterling in the Stockholm Police District.
No additional resources were allocated during Thursday evening.
We are well prepared to deal with it anyway, even if we don’t have a specific supplier, says Ola Osterling in the Stockholm Police District.