Mayor Lomecký stated there has been a significant increase in the number of young foreign tourists who get drunk in the streets and cause a disturbance. The ban would not cover restaurants and bars.

There is already a ban on drinking in public in the historic city center, but the mayor says the police do not enforce it sufficiently.

An OECD report said the Czech Republic had the worst record in Europe with over 40 percent of 15-year-olds admitting that they drink on a regular basis.

 

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