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VIDEO. Police clears party in zaal Zappa, but revelers keep partying without music
Wilrijk The police of Antwerp has Friday night a little after 1.30 am a binge in the Zappa on the Keel halt after openly drug use of the fuifgangers. According to the police, there was unabashed cannabis, cocaine and even ketamine. After the shut-down of the music, the police also have to proceed with the clearing of the hall. The organization regrets the whole thing. “We feel what is endorsed, because party drugs can be found everywhere.”

Where's Wally Sound system has as a base Aarschot, but had Friday evening a party planned in the room Zappa in Antwerp Kiel. Wally Goes Acid IV attracted a lot of people. The police had also been for a while the party on the radar set to be in control because there is (drugs)disturbance was feared. Therefore, there were a lot of undercover agents of the DOT-team (drugsondersteuningsteam). “Cannabis, white powder, ketamine: it was all openly used,” says Wouter Bruyns, spokesman of the police of Antwerp. “The one we caught, we immediately reach an amicable settlement payment and the drugs, of course, is confiscated. We have the organization given the chance to intervene, but the repaired. No one seemed to really have the intention to show to stop. We've decided the event halt."

Evacuated

After the cessation of the music attracted the police had said back again so that the audience itself was able to get out. “But in the end we did go back inside to go”, says Wouter Bruyns. “It turned out that the party actually just went on, but without music. But yet, there was always beer tapped and such. We've indeed decided to have the room to vacate. We had to do this because otherwise we fear that it is really out of hand would have walked. We have no arrests have been made, because we are, ultimately, not on the spits wanted to float.”

Endorsed

The organization is also bored with the situation. “Of the openly drug use, we were really not aware”, what it sounds like. “We also try to be up to working on prevention around drug use. We've openly communicated to the police in advance. We always work together with Safe ‘n’ Sound, an organization committed around alcohol, party drugs, hearing loss, and safe sex. We also had extra security features to allow everyone to search. We had really taken our responsibility and we are not in for what our fuifgangers still use.” The organizers, together with the police decides to come to a standstill. They also deny that there still slightly drunk. “To make this as peaceful and safe as possible in the middle of the night it has taken us some time to get everyone to leave. Here we have indeed to calm everybody down, the partygoers offered the ability to have a last drink to consume, and the room peaceful to leave.” The organization regrets that this way is should be. “We have a lot of work, good will, time, and money inserted to make it a great party”, they tell. “That this way is over, we lament is real. We are in the future even more willing to work with them on prevention against drug use. We are also one hundred percent against the use. This hurts not only yourself, but also the event in which you live as a party. Despite this, we feel, as an organizer in this muziekgerne be endorsed. Party drugs and such, there are anywhere from the local studentenfeest to in the dance halls. This focus to one or a few muziekgernes is to search for a scapegoat.”

uncertain Future

Or in the future parties to follow, not sure yet. Many visitors also ask for a refund. “We will see what the options are. Logically, it was the party just as the party is for us a precious evening. Once all bills and costs are clear, we will see if refunds can happen. But we will also consider whether our organization and our events can continue to exist. For the time being, here to a lack of clarity about whether decisions to take.” The organization also wants to have one to gossip, world help. “During our previous events, there is never anything lost. There are never ambulances or police on the spot to come.”

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