The pub district Alt-Sachsenhausen in Frankfurt (symbol picture)
No access to bars? Anyone who commits an act of violence in Denmark’s night scene risks not being allowed to go to bars that serve alcohol in the future. Criminals can even be prohibited from staying on certain streets.
W.if he has committed an act of violence in Denmark’s nightlife, he risks not being allowed to go to the pub at night. The Danish parliament passed a government bill on Thursday that would prohibit violent criminals from entering restaurants and pubs serving alcohol between midnight and 5 a.m. The ban depends on the offense and can last for up to two years.
The police can also define certain streets as going out zones into which the convicts are not allowed to come. Anyone who violates this has to pay a fine of 10,000 Danish kroner (around 1350 euros).
“Before the Corona crisis paralyzed the entire nightlife, we saw several terrible episodes in which innocent young people were brutally attacked,” said Justice Minister Nick Hækkerup, according to a statement. “That is why we put the chair in front of the door for the perpetrators and deny them access to the nightlife.”
The law comes into force on July 1st.