Police break up “illegal party” in Almancil attended by over 200 people

Despite warnings against it, an “illegal party” which attracted over 200 revellers still went ahead in Almancil last Sunday (August 16) and had to be broken up by GNR police.

The event was held at the Medusis Club in Vale do Lobo after being widely promoted on social media by its organisers.

The police force had previously warned organisers against holding the event as it did not comply with current Covid-19 rules.

The regional health authority had apparently also given a negative assessment as organisers were “not taking all preventive and protective measures required for such an event”.

Plus, the event lacked a “special noise licence” from the local council, stated the GNR.

Despite the cons, the event went ahead regardless, which prompted the police force to shut it down.

The venue was only revealed 12 hours before the event and was only open to people who had booked a table in advance.

Organisers told Correio da Manhã tabloid that similar events had been held in the past and that the venue followed all national health board (DGS) recommendations.

Hugo Ranito from Medusis Club even told Observador that a DGS representative had visited the venue the day prior to the event and had not detected “any problems”.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com