Adults over 14 out walking in Palma.

Adults over 14 out walking in Palma.

02-05-2020Pilar Pellicer

The National Police and Guardia Civil filed 42 sanctions against people who broke the rules whilst walking and playing sports on Saturday.

13 people in Palma and 4 in Sa Font de sa Cala in Arta were cited for playing sports outside the allotted time slot between 0600-1000 and 2000-2300 in Municipalities with a population of more than 5,000.

10 people between the ages of 14 and 70 were cited for going for a walk outside the allotted time slot and 15 others were caught more than a mile from home.

State Security Forces and Local Police have cited a total of 589 people for disobedience in the Balearic Islands, but Aina Calvo, Director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation and former Palma Mayor says the number is much higher.

"As far as we are concerned, the number of proposed sanctions in the archipelago amounts to more than 15,380," she said.

Six parents were also sanctioned for non-compliance with the rules of walking with children on Saturday, 3 because several adults accompanied the minors and the rest for using unauthorised common areas.

Eight people were arrested, 4 in Majorca and 4 in Ibiza for being on public roads without justified cause and refusing to obey the instructions of Police and Security Forces.

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

@S. maybe you are enjoying some well deserved, comfortable pension or you have lots of money in the bank. Most people do not and what YOU do not seem to fathom is the aftermath of all this, which is already becoming more and more apparent. People die, some times more than others for whatever reason. Maybe we should ban the sale of alcohol and cigarettes too, following your reasoning. As many, many more people more die from that, compared this virus. Just look at the actual numbers, before you make such silly comments. We have been made crazy by the media and politicians and now WE need to mop up the crap. Frankly, I find your naivety unbelievable.

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S. / Hace about 1 year

@Mark Badoer, @Lisa, do you realise that if the State of Alarm is lifted at this stage there can no longer be any restrictions whatsoever and everyone will have to return to work exactly as before. The virus is still with us so it would just lead to infections and deaths increasing once more and all the efforts of the past weeks completely wasted. I cannot understand anyone wanting that to happen. It is a very frightening thought. We have never had our ‘civil liberties’ restricted before because we have never had to face such a pandemic before. Your comments are unbelievable.

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I. Hannaford / Hace about 1 year

The Lockdown is Martial Law by any other name - look it up! I took my first walk in 7 weeks Saturday 8Pm - utter madness, 1,000's people on the streets of Palma with ZERO chance of any social distancing, it won't surprise me if in 14 days they announce an increase in cases! The fool who put these hours in place is very clearly unfit for purpose and should be fired then sectioned for his insanity El Presidente, you are a professional twat!

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

What do they expect? People, who have never had their civil liberties restricted ever and have been locked up at home 50 days + summer like weather...... I so hope this coming Wednesday, Sanchez will lose the vote and the state of alarm will be lifted.

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Lisa / Hace about 1 year

Total Police State - "the New Normal" - AKA New World Order. This has gone beyond ridiculous and sheeple are still buying into it!!!

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