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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Carnival-goer gets fined for dressing up in a real police uniform



As carnival will shortly take to the streets once again you'll be planning what to wear. We have before passed on the advice that when attending carnival in Tenerife any costume will do and this is still very true ... except, well, yes there are exceptions.

As the video explains, you can dress as a US cop, as a sexy cop or in any other fancy dress police uniform, but it is prohibited by law to wear an actual police uniform. It's still unclear where he was able to obtain the uniform without an official purchase order, but the one carnival-goer who did this last year, faced up to a 30,000 euro fine.

Multado por disfrazarse con un uniforme de policía

In other news, more than 600 police will patrol the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife during the carnival. These members of the National Police will be units specialised in intervention in large concentrations of public and will have the support of a Helicopter Unit.

Unos 600 policías formarán parte del dispositivo del Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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