Objective is to keep people safe and prevent crimes
PSP announced today that it will use video surveillance cameras in the Commerce Square and surrounding area during the festivities of the year in Lisbon to ensure the safety of people and property and crime prevention.
In a statement, PSP Metropolitan Command (Cometlis) said that video surveillance cameras will be used after the positive opinion of the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD) and the authorization of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, as is provided for in the law regulating the use of video surveillance by security forces and services in public places.
The Public Security Police guarantees that it will use video surveillance cameras in the Commerce Square and surrounding area with “the express purpose of protecting the safety of people and property and preventing crime”.
In the note released today, PSP reiterates the prohibition of accessing the interior of the Commerce Square with bottles and glasses, therefore recommending people not to be accompanied by these objects.
Speaking to DN, Mayor Hugo Palma, a spokesman for the National Directorate of PSP, had already advanced that at the parties of the year at Terreiro do Paço Lisboa would attend one of the largest police actions ever in the city.
All access to the Terreiro do Paço will be controlled and the PSP will put cement barriers and structures with metallic spikes to block the vehicles (antiveículo rails). We have some of these structures of our own manufacture, “said the official, explaining that the same measures will be extended to New Year’s Eve in Oporto, which will take place at Avenida dos Aliados.
Similar to the entrance in stadiums or concert halls, the public that will go to the Terreiro do Paço to watch the spectacles will be the target of visual inspections, with the opening of backpacks and suitcases and the use of devices for the detection of weapons.
Three days of celebration are being prepared for the Lisbonians celebrating the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 in Terreiro do Paço, with free admission.
On the 29th, at 10pm, there is a concert by Ana Moura, and the next day at the same time, act Lura and Bonga. On 31, the party begins, also at 10:00 PM, with Marta Ren & The Groovelvets and continues with Captain Fausto. At midnight there is firework with Beatbombers music and a concert is followed by Ana Bacalhau, Ana Deus, Lena d ‘Água, Luís Portugal, Miguel Ângelo, Rui Pregal da Cunha, Samuel Úria, Viviane and Xana. .
Metro to run all night
The blue, green and red lines of the Metropolitano de Lisboa will work all night at dawn on January 1st.
According to the information available on the company’s official website, Pontinha, Colégio Militar-Luz, Jardim Zoológico, São Sebastião, Marquês de Pombal, Restauradores and Baixa-Chiado stations will be on the blue line. stations of Telheiras, Areeiro, Alameda, Rossio, Baixa-Chiado and Cais do Sodré.