Bargain hunters stormed downtown Mannheim on Black Friday and disregarded the corona rules.
The police therefore had to get help.
Mannheim - Bargain hunters were
at the weekend in
: In their hunt for the cheap
Black Friday offers
the shops in Mannheim
that the police had to
Some shops even had to close temporarily.
In addition, there were
up to 200 meters long in front of the shops in the square city
, which significantly obstructed the tram, the police said.
Black Friday: The situation in Mannheim city center is getting out of control
According to the
German Press Agency (dpa)
, compliance with the corona restrictions * such as the
and wearing mouth and nose protection * was a big problem
On so-called Black Friday, many companies advertised particularly high discounts (* BW24 reported) - obviously many did not want to miss that.
On Friday afternoon the situation got so
out of control
that the police called colleagues from
In the afternoon, numerous
in Mannheim city center
had already developed
The police officers, together with the municipal security service of the city of Mannheim, informed the waiting customers of compliance with the Corona rules.
Many stores had let in too many customers and were overwhelmed.
also had to be
because this was the only way to reduce the number of customers.
The police are now investigating the operators on suspicion of violating the applicable corona rules.
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“Bargain hunting and queues on the one hand, fewer contacts, minimum distance and mouth and nose protection on the other hand are not mutually exclusive,” said Police President Andreas Stenger.
Because many shops are turning Black Friday into a kind of
, i.e. a whole week of discounts, the police have upgraded their staff.
According to the
, business owners were
Corona concepts in
order to comply with customer limits.
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