In a statement the Territorial Command of the GNR of Viana do Castelo, said that the operation was triggered following "a complaint of noise in the aforementioned establishment".

At the scene the GNR verified that there were about 150 people inside the cafe, which was operating “outside the permitted hours, and where a party was also taking place with the use of an unlicensed dance space, in complete disrespect for the measures in force in the scope of the Covid-19 pandemic”.