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The year in Berlin : finally an end to the new year's eve blasts!

What the Americans the right to a home Arsenal, which is the German your private new year's eve fireworks. Once a year, we need to let it rip, no matter what the cost. Between 100 and 200 million Euro, we give a year for rockets and bangers, estimates by the Federal environment Agency.

throughout The year, we're talking about the diesel scandal, and excited about the potential driving bans in inner cities, but in this one night, we blow far with exploding pyrotechnics, 5000 tons of fine dust in the sky. The are 17 percent of the amount of the entire road in a year will be generated. Not only is this environmental madness, is burned the brain.

1580 Time the fire Department moved to delete close to 400 fires were

The collateral damage of the previous new year's eve are almost forgotten. Reminder: Between 18 and 6 o'clock 3084 emergency calls were received in Berlin, 21 firecrackers victims were treated at the accident hospital Berlin-Marzahn, five patients had "severe amputation injuries," the surgeon operated the night. 1580 Times the fire brigade came, to delete close to 400 fires were: trash cans, balconies, apartments, houses.

firefighters and police officers were fired on with rockets, firecrackers were thrown at them. There were 57 attacks on emergency vehicles, injured several officials. "Largely peaceful" to be lost this new year's eve night, reported to the police – worse is, apparently, always. The fire brigade Union has called for in the new year's eve police night just protection for their forces to be feared.

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Why do we keep doing this to us? Must turn to the city once a year, not necessarily in a theatre of war? No, of course not. The pounding is not a force of Nature. We can defeat it. It also goes without.

For example, in Paris, where the private pounding is prohibited, and there is instead, at the turn of the year, a Central fireworks at the Eiffel tower. German cities like Weimar, Konstanz, Tübingen and Ravensburg justify prohibitions of the fire protection in their historic cores. In the old town of düsseldorf, where traditionally thousands of celebrations, says the pounding also – with regard to numerous injuries and attacks on rescue and security forces in the past few years.

And in the capital? "Berlin is declared a firecracker free Zone", it was cocky in a request for the SPD-party Congress in November 2017. He was considered hopeless and was not put to the vote. Now Red-Red-Green a common, very modest conclusion: a Little quieter in the new year to be nights. The trade should voluntarily refrain from selling the very loud firecracker, the districts may limit in closely built-up Neighborhoods fireworks "with a loud Bang effect" and the Senate should reach a Federal Council initiative that fireworks will only be sold to two instead of three days.

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Laura Hofmann

Berlin capitulated to the private pyromaniac. There is nothing left for us in the next few years more left to count as the victims of the new year's eve night.

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