PILAR R. QUIROS
Thursday, 16 February 2023
Malaga city council has approved the modification of two articles of a local bylaw intended to control the anti-social behaviour of people at stag and hen parties. The new rules will mean that nobody can walk around in the street without clothing or just in their underwear, or with dolls or “elements of a sexual nature or with accessories that represent genitals".
If caught breaking one of the new restrictions, Local Police will warn people that their behaviour is not permitted and ask them to stop. If they don’t, they may face fines of up to 750 euros, the same amount as for vandalism, bathing in fountains or doing acrobatics on bikes or skateboards in public areas.
Hen and stag parties, or entire weekends, in Malaga have increased in popularity over the past few years, leading to some locals and opposition groups highlighting the problems and putting on pressure for a solution.
The council says it aims to ensure that local residents can live in peace.
“The proliferation of certain types of behaviour in recent years, such as nudism, wearing nothing but underwear or carrying erotic items in public, means that we have to introduce new regulations. Public spaces must be preserved as places where people can meet, coexist and enjoy their leisure time while respecting others,” a source at the city hall said.
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