Monday, September 25

Distribution of glass covers and violet points: Alcorcón reinforces security at its patron saint festivities

The mayor of Alcorcón, Natalia de Andrés, has announced that a specific plan will be launched to reinforce security during the patron saint festivities that are celebrated from September 2 to 11, where, for the first time, the fairground will be fenced around the perimeter by zones . For this, the double perimeter fencing will be carried out by zones: the booths, the attractions and the concert space.

This measure will facilitate the work of the Police in terms of capacity control, if necessary, and access to prevent the introduction of glass or other elements. In total, there will be more than 100 municipal police officers, along with the National Police officers who join the device, who will ensure the safety of the residents every day.

In addition, framed in the protocol against sexist violence, several devices will be enabled with the aim that Alcorcón be a safe party “also for women”. “A purple point will be installed with the aim of advising, raising awareness and training in the prevention of sexual abuse”, the councilor has advanced, who has pointed out that they will also have the rainbow point again.

As a novelty, this year free cup covers will be distributed “to avoid chemical submission” and, in addition, women and minors will be able to request stops on demand in the public transport service.

“Likewise, there will also be a program to offer “accompaniment” to the means of transport by the Municipal Police, and there will be specific intervention not only within the fairgrounds but also in the environment to avoid this type of aggression”, concluded De Andrés .

This is one of the actions that is added to the installation of high-definition cameras to try to limit any altercation that may be recorded in the venues. Fire extinguishers and defibrillators will also be installed to have cardioprotected parties. “To achieve this, training sessions will be given for the use of these elements to the people who will be in the booths and to the stallholders. It is important that security is one of the constants in the development of these festivities”, concluded the mayor.