Close against the violent nightlife in Rome and Naples. If in the Capital from tomorrow evening, and for all the following weekends for a month, the new rules that require minimarkets to close at 22 in some areas of the city come into force, in the Neapolitan capital the premises will have to lower the shutters at two in the morning. at the weekend, at one o’clock on the other days. From midnight stop to the music.
The Roman strategy against malamovida, for now, does not foresee the early closure of the pubs (a measure which has also been much discussed in recent days) but only of the minimarkets at 10 pm in municipalities I and II, from Trastevere to San Lorenzo. The ordinance was signed by the mayor Roberto Gualtieri in the evening and will remain in force until 6 March. “We have received, in full agreement with the Prefecture, the solicitation of the first and second municipalities – commented Gualtieri – to try to put a first barrier to the excesses connected to the nightlife of some squares and areas of the city, favored by the sale and consumption of alcoholic and spirits to take away “. The Councilor for Productive Activities Monica Lucarelli is satisfied.
The plan, behind which there is the observation that the greatest criticalities derive from the consumption of alcohol on the street, is oriented towards a gradual and thoughtful approach: after the first 30 days of monitoring, it may in fact be subject to ‘adjustments’.
All this will be accompanied by capillary checks by the police forces in the area and by the presence of stewards (paid by trade associations) in front of the evening clubs. “We are organizing with stewards outside the premises, which some already have”, said the president of Fiepet Confesercenti, Claudio Pica. Not only. In the Capitol there are also those who work to offer children a better alternative to the evenings spent drinking. This is Lorenzo Marinone, the mayor’s youth delegate, who aims to create a youth center and a pedestrian square in each of the 15 municipalities.
Marinone announces that he is also thinking about “the possibility of cultural events at controlled prices for children, in collaboration with the Lazio Region”. The Radicals do not like the ordinance and ask for “the convocation of the General States of the night”.
In Naples, however, the ordinance that the Municipality is preparing to pass against the ‘malamovida’ also provides for fines: first a pecuniary sanction, then reporting to the Police Headquarters. The text of the device, still being drafted, was illustrated by the mayor Gaetano Manfredi at the end of the committee for public order and safety which was held in the Prefecture. A squeeze on the sale of alcohol to minors is expected, not only in bars and public places but also in nearby businesses. At the same time, checks will be carried out for compliance with the nightlife regulations in force throughout the city.
Manfredi said he was “worried about the phenomena of violence among very young children” and pointed out that “in some areas of the city every weekend there are joint interventions by the municipal police and the police, also to control drug dealing” .
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