The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria deployed during the Night of the Dead and the festival of All Saints a special security and cleaning device to guarantee the normal development of the festive day. This reinforcement, as reported by the consistorio this Wednesday, has been finalized without any outstanding incidents being registered and with a balance of approximately 700 kilos of collected waste and 32,000 liters of water used to clean public spaces.
The Local Police of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in coordination with the National Police, activated an extensive deployment to control the security of the celebration areas and public spaces where a concentration of people was registered, such as parks and plazas.
The reinforcement of police media, which began last weekend and will continue for the next few days, was composed of agents who performed static service and foot patrols, country police who intervened at strategic points in prevention tasks, and la unidad de drones, que desplegó un dispositivo de vigilance en altura para actuar de forma más eficaz.
This joint action between the municipal services and the security bodies, explains the City Council, “has allowed that during the last years a progressive decrease in the incidents registered in the city during this festival enjoyed by thousands of people”.
This decrease is reflected in the number of actions related to the public transport service. La Policía Local de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Guaguas Municipales have again published an awareness campaign about the acts of vandalism that occur during this festival. This year, the number of actions has been reduced to approximately 10, most of them by egg-laying, a significantly lower figure than the one recorded in 2019, when there were 105 incidents of this type.
The councilor of Security and Emergencies, Josué Íñiguez, has commented that Las Palmas de Gran Canaria “has celebrated a year more than its traditional Noche de los Finados o Halloween without significant incidents”. “Since the first hour of the afternoon yesterday, different units of the Local Police deployed to guarantee the security of this festival, attending the public transport service in the concerted points with a device coordinated with the National Police acting in those points, as espacios comerciales y zonas donde se celebaron eventos culturales, en los que se acumuraron thousands de personas”, he detailed.
Íñiguez has indicated that the prevention device was deployed, as well, for the spaces that hosted night parties related to this festival, “which ended around five o’clock in the morning with the removal of the same people without any noticeable incident”. “We fulfill this”, he added, “the objective of preventing and protecting a night so special in which thousands of people enjoy cultural events and activities in the city”.
Trabajos de limpieza
In terms of cleaning, the City Council has deployed workers who since the early hours of this Wednesday have been working to restore normality in all the points of the city where events related to the celebration of the Night of the Dead and Halloween were held .
The operation, which had a total of 15 vehicles, collected a total of 700 kilos of waste last night and used a total of 32,000 liters of water. Since the start of this special operation last October 26, 2,800 kilos of waste have been removed and 420,000 liters of water have been used.
The Councilor of Cleanliness, Héctor Alemán, highlighted the work carried out around the cemeteries, “with this device we started last October 26 and will continue until the next Monday so that all those people who come to visit their relatives can find the facilities in the best conditions”.
Alemán has valued the role of citizenship and thanked his collaboration, which “allowed the city to recover normality during the morning without significant incidents”.
This device of the municipal cleaning service is maintained during the day of this 1 November with tasks of maintenance in the surroundings of the cemeteries. The operation will continue until the next Monday, November 6, with the aim of maintaining the facilities equipped to accommodate people who come to visit their deceased.