Berlin's new Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey visited a fire department and a police station on New Year's Eve. She was informed about today's large operation. More than 50 firecracker ban zones needed to be guarded.
New Year's Eve is some six weeks away. So far, the authorities have not decided whether there will be a sales ban on pyrotechnical products, as there was last year. Corona and firecrackers are not really compatible.
Berlin's Interior Senator Andreas Geisel fears an escalation on New Year's Eve. This is not only about fireworks and firecrackers. Corona deniers intend to stage yet another major protest that day. And there are even more problems.