No major problems reported as Oslo returns to alcohol serving at night

Even with normal alcohol serving times in Oslo, there were no major problems related to noise and unrest in the capital on Saturday night.

The alcohol serving stop at midnight was lifted from midnight on the night of July 5, and this weekend was thus the first without restrictions.

NTB’s photographer saw a lot of people in Karl Johans gate and the surrounding areas, but there was no significant noise or unrest.

Slightly fewer people than expected

This is also in line with the police’s opinion.

“The impression we got is that things have gone pretty well with the latest rule changes for alcohol serving. There may have been slightly fewer people out than expected,” operations manager Bjørn Gunnar Nysæter in the Oslo Police District stated.

“Those who have been out obviously known the new rules and have complied with them,” he added.

Admission to bars and clubs until midnight

Oslo now follows the national corona rules for alcohol serving, which means that no one is allowed to enter venues that serve alcohol after midnight, even if they are open until 3 o’clock.

The operations manager reported that the transition appeared to be smooth.

At the same time, there have been a number of complaints about noise from private parties.

Stabbing incident in Kongsberg center

Elsewhere in the country, there have been a number of reports of drunkenness, violence, and unrest.

In Trondheim, a suspected perpetrator in his 40s was caught by the police after allegedly beating a stranger at a nightclub. Elsewhere, a woman in her 40s was attacked, and the alleged perpetrator in his 20s was later arrested.

In the center of Kongsberg, a man was stabbed with a knife. A police patrol was nearby and was able to arrest the suspected perpetrator. The victim is not seriously injured.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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