GNR shuts down party with 300 people

in News · 06-07-2020 17:27:00 · 6 Comments

The GNR ended an illegal party with about 300 people held in the early hours of Saturday, 4 July, in Fernão Ferro, in the municipality of Seixal.

According to Lusa, the Commander of the Territorial Detachment of Almada, captain Luís Maciel, was alerted to the holding of a party with a large number of people in a house in the locality of Quinta da Lobateira, in Fernão Ferro. Upon arrival it was found that it was an illegal party being held in disregard for safety rules for the prevention of the covid-19 pandemic.

“There was a first intervention by the GNR of Fernão Ferro and Paio Pires, but when we saw that it was a party with about 300 people, we also mobilised the Detachment of Intervention (DI) and the Intervention Unit (UI) of Almada, for a more officers”, said Luís Maciel.

According to the head of the GNR in Almada, the police ended the event without an incident having been recorded and identified three people.

"We identified the owner of the property, as well as a French citizen, who will have rented the house and then sublet it to another Portuguese individual, who will have been the promoter of the event," he said.

"The owner of the property informed us that the rental contract was for a party with a maximum number of ten people, adding that he would file a criminal complaint for abuse of trust and for the damage caused [to the house]," he added.

Questioned by the Lusa agency, Luís Maciel stated that "it was impossible to identify all the participants at the party", but admitted that "some of them may be identified through the registration of the vehicles that were parked at the party".

The Commander of the Territorial Detachment of Almada also referred that the GNR prepared the respective administrative offense report to the promoters of the event.

"The administrative offense record will go to the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Administration, for instruction on the administrative offense process", he concluded.


There has got to be prosecutions on foot of this event. I as a person who rents properties to visitors have decided to cancel all my bookings until the autumn to help prevent a surge of Covid 19. Then we see these mindless idiots who care for nobody but themselves. The goverment had to be seen to have zero tolerance in these cases.

By Eugene from Beiras on 08-07-2020 04:35

I would bet they were all twenty somethings who are the "me" generation and feel they are entitled to do whatever they want regardless of the effect on others. These idiots here in the US are actually having covid parties where they invite infected guests and wager who picks up the virus first. I kid you not.

By TONYB from USA on 07-07-2020 09:25

It's your life to take, I understand that. So if you want to die, go right ahead. The problem here is that when you're infected, you have a high probability of infecting others as well. So, take your own life but killing others too? How can you be so selfish? The worst kind of "human" there is.

By Valter Vilar from Lisbon on 07-07-2020 01:21

This is how the virus spreads and those involved risk getting infected and infecting others! This is how a second wave of infections begins. This is stupidity in action!

By Steve Andrews from Other on 07-07-2020 11:30

This unreal!!! government insisted daily to stop illegal party's but those people haven't got no respect for the others might get infected !! Previous experience in Lagos that cause over 100 people in an ilegal party...I'm totally disgusting seen the news with this issues..ive being waiting 12 months to take my family to Portugal and we seen this particular people abusing of government confidential cov19 warnings then Portugal being excluding from British government because people don't think about the others .. absolutely a joke..I would fined whole of them ,they would learn a lesson to respect the others being at lockdown or in the quarantine..

By joe santos from UK on 07-07-2020 10:28

The principals should be jailed!

By Goodie from Algarve on 06-07-2020 06:00
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