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Police pull plug after huge crowds gather at Marbella shopping centre event

Coronavirus social distancing and maximum capacity regulations were broken.
Coronavirus social distancing and maximum capacity regulations were broken. / SUR
  • Officers had to intervene to restore order at the La Cañada event as pandemic measures were not being respected

Local Police officers had to intervene to disperse massive crowds that gathered at an event at Marbella's La Cañada shopping centre on Saturday that was also being broadcast live on television.

The event starred Kiko Rivera, Omar Montes and Luis Rollán as the Three Kings soon breached pandemic social distancing and maximum capacity guidelines as the public flocked to it.

Organised by the company Platea Galia, the event had to be cancelled shortly after starting, due to the crowd that gathered in the central square of the shopping centre.

At the same time there was a live broadcast with Telecinco’s 'Viva la vida' programme.

Despite being an event that had been announced as "without an audience" and that was going to be broadcast through the shopping centre's social networks, the popularity of the participants meant that the influx of people could not be controlled.

The shopping centre's statement.

The shopping centre's statement. / SUR

Later the shopping centre issued a statement apologising for what happened and explaining that they had to resort to calling the police to restore order.