The Minister of the Interior of the Generalitat, Joan Ignasi Elena, explained that maritime police will participate in the security device planned for the festival of Sant Joan, which will also include dozens of drones both Agents Rurals and Bombers de la Generalitat: “You don’t just have to monitor traffic, you also have to control the forest.”

    In an interview on Catalunya Ràdio this Thursday, collected by Europa Press, the ‘minister’ stressed that the incorporation of the maritime police “is a novelty” and that it will serve both the beaches and the boat parties.

    Elena has insisted that the regulations planned for the verbena “always have to be done in a reasonable way so that people understand them and can follow them”, for which she has rejected generalized measures and prohibiting firecrackers, an idea that she has described as ‘ Dry Law’.

    Asked about the operation to leave the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona through the bridge, the ‘conseller’ has urged the public to use public transport and organize the displacements so that they are staggered.

    In reference to his proposal to lift the tolls of the C-32 to unload the AP-7Elena has clarified that she was not referring to the Generalitat but that “the Government could do it”, and has compared it with the rescue of the radial highways of Madrid.

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    Elena has insisted on asking the public for caution for the festival of Sant Joan and has placed the approach to sexist violence as a priority to which they have put “a lot of energy” and has highlighted that a 85% of sexual assaults are resolved.

    “We have instructed all citizen security and order units to take special care in this regard”, and explained that the police regions are setting up safe routes in the municipalities together with the town halls.

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