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Bargain hunters storm Mannheim's city center - the police have to take tough action

2020-11-30T16:38:00.100Z

Bargain hunters stormed downtown Mannheim on Black Friday and disregarded the corona rules. The police therefore had to get help.



Bargain hunters stormed downtown Mannheim on Black Friday and disregarded the corona rules.

The police therefore had to get help.

Mannheim - Bargain hunters were

really serious

at the weekend in

Mannheim

: In their hunt for the cheap

Black Friday offers

, they

stormed

the shops in Mannheim

city ​​center

so

that the police had to

move in

with additional

emergency services

.

Some shops even had to close temporarily.

In addition, there were

queues

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

minimum distance

and wearing mouth and nose protection * was a big problem

last weekend

.

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

Heidelberg

for help.

In the afternoon, numerous

clothing stores

and

fast-food chains

in Mannheim city center

had already developed

into

“hotspots”

.

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.

Two

fast-food restaurants

in the

Planken

also had to be

temporarily

closed

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.

Bargain hunters: Rabat day becomes "Black Week"

“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

"Black Week"

, i.e. a whole week of discounts, the police have upgraded their staff.

According to the

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

, business owners were

asked to

improve

their

Corona concepts in

order to comply with customer limits.

* BW24 

is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.

Source: merkur

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