POLICE POLICY: ’HERE WE BLOW’

By Alfa · Jul 5, 2004 ·
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    POLICE POLICY: 'HERE WE BLOW'

    Apparently the plan worked. Police reported no arrests or trouble
    during France's 2-1 win over England in their opening Euro 2004 match.
    The plan? It was widely reported, including in The Guardian, that
    Portuguese police in Lisbon would turn a blind eye to soccer fans who
    openly smoked pot before or during the game.

    Apparently, a stoned crowd is a happy crowd. Cops, however, planned to
    crack down on drunk supporters. Alan Buffry of the Legalise Cannabis
    Alliance said: "If people are drinking they lose control; if they
    smoke cannabis they don't. Alcohol makes fans fight. But cannabis
    smokers will be shaking hands and singing along together."

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