My square is nice and full of life which is good during the day.
It has a public school , a public library, lots of small shops and a little park for children with swings and other elements to play.
But some weekends at night, hordes of youngsters come with big bottles of booze to mix and get drunk and they scream no stop all night.
Many of them are minors. And this is because they drink on the streets and not in the bars where they don’t serve alcohol beverages to minors.
They buy bottles of rum, vodka, and so on in the supermarkets mix their contents in plastic bottles of a gallon that they carry on to their crazy feasts on the streets.
I don’t understand why the police lets them do that. Recently, in another city in Spain a 13 years old girl died in one of these feasts because of the amount of alcohol she drank. It’s really a serious problem.
Those nights our square get transformed in a chaotic space where people get drunk, play music, have disputes, sometimes rather violent. Next day, the square seems a landscape after a battle. A carpet of plastic bottles and glasses covers the floor, here and there a lost footwear or a rag, and all kind of filth. The smell terrible.
But soon arrives the cleanse team with a truck with water and detergent, and an army of sweepers. In half an hour, everything is clean and the smell is gone.
I ask to myself, why doesn’t the police teams are so effective to prevent these feasts by controlling the sells of booze in the supermarkets and going to the places where those youngster gather to get drunk?