Aggressive mood and high levels of fine dust: The fun new year’s eve seems to be in Germany marred. From the point of view of the trade Union of police (GdP) would be an extension of new year’s eve firecrackers is prohibited, but hardly control. Police take in addition, since few years, an increasing aggressiveness and disrespect – even to rescue workers. Some cities have adopted in your City this year for the first time bans, including Hanover.

In Berlin, the red-red-green state government would set up like this year to further prohibition zones. The Left-the Deputy Niklas Schrader said the RBB, the German Federal explosives law to forbid the districts, however, the Böllerei quite. That’s why you wanted to be at the Federal level.

“aggressiveness and disrespect,”

The Association of the pyrotechnics industry (VPI) is expecting a turnover of around EUR 137 million with the rockets, batteries and firecrackers. Organizations such as bread for the world and the animal rights organization Peta call for firecrackers waiver. Also the Federal environment Agency recommends a waiver of the private new year’s eve fireworks.

“The current discussion of a ban on new year’s eve fireworks in densely populated city areas, I see a skeptical, since the police can’t make the necessary checks on personnel at all,” said the Federal Chairman of the police Union (GdP), Oliver Malchow.

Malchow, police officers perceive for the new year, “a lot of aggression and disrespect”. This relates to the police, but also for rescue workers and firefighters. “Because firecrackers are thrown, for example, targeted on people and rockets irresponsible in the direction of houses shot down.” Each year, hundreds of people are injured on new year’s eve.

In the FOCUS Online/Glomex Berlin physician firecrackers calls-prohibition for the laity

In many historic city centres in Germany there is since years a fireworks ban for new year’s eve, now it comes for the first time, for example, in the city core of the capital of lower Saxony: The police in Hanover is expected that the Situation will thereby in and around Central places in the city centre is much more relaxed.

in addition to the fear of the aggressiveness of the debate to too much fine dust is yet to come in the new year night. Because of the consequences for small children, the elderly, and the chronically Ill, the German society for pneumology and respiratory medicine (DGP) called for fewer firework or miss out completely. These groups suffered to the beginning of the year particularly often cough and shortness of breath.

The new year firecrackers put, according to the Federal environment Agency (UBA), approximately 4,500 metric tons of fine dust – free, the smallest, to the human eye, mostly invisible particles. UBA-Boss Maria Krautzberger said the “Rheinische Post”: “If you use on new year’s eve less fireworks – or refrain from -, you can help to reduce the burden from fine dust – this helps to health and causes less garbage on the streets and in the environment.” In the new year’s eve night the air increases, strain with a fine dust explosion. “In many places the fine-dust concentration at the 1. January as high as usual throughout the year.”

fireworks as a tradition and long-standing Tradition

The chief Executive of the cities and municipalities, Gerd Landsberg, said the “Passauer Neue Presse”, one should respect fireworks as a tradition and long-standing Tradition. “People bring their life joy, but also of their hope for a happy new year. We should accept it.” You can only warn, “with other Banned people to patronize”.

Various polls have encouraged a mixed picture in terms of setting the Germans revealed new year’s eve and fireworks.

In a survey conducted by the opinion research Institute Civey on behalf of the Online portals of the Funke media group, almost 60 percent were of more than 5000 respondents for fireworks bans in German cities. A representative GfK survey carried out in January of 2018, on behalf of the animal rights organization Peta, 58.2 per cent were aged 14 years and over, loud fireworks, due to the large burden for animals and humans.

According to a survey by the opinion research Institute INSA for the “image” does not want to firecrackers, the majority of people in Germany. Only 18 percent said they want firecrackers to ignite.

In the FOCUS Online/Glomex Because it’s too dangerous: the First major German city bans fireworks on new year’s eve pk/dpa


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