Associação do Bairro Ribeirinho alerts Government to cases of violence on the night of Faro

"In Faro, the law is not complied with and there is no one to enforce it», denounces the association of residents

Photo: Mariana Carriço | Sul Informação (file)

"In Faro, the law is not complied with and there is no one to enforce it», denounces the Associação do Bairro Ribeirinho (ABRF) which, after the most recent cases of violence in Albufeira, reminds the Minister of Internal Administration of the cases that also occurred at night in Faro. 

after the closing of Club Vida nightclub, in the municipality of Albufeira, at the door of which the deadly attack took placeititated a 19-year-old girl – as well as Kady's Bar, in the municipality of Almada, and After Porto, in the municipality of Porto – this association of residents questions the Ministry about having done nothing regarding cases of contempt in Faro.

«When, on August 10, 2022, it was reported that the security guards at the Bar Discoteca “Call In”, on Rua de S. Pedro, in Faro, of six men, three of whom were referred by INEM to the Hospital de Faro, from where two of them ended up being transferred to Hospital de Santa Maria, in Lisbon, due to the seriousness of the injuries, the Minister of Internal Administration said nothing», reads the letter released by ABRF.

«When it was reported and also highlighted here that, in the early hours of October 23, 2022, the Bairro Ribeirinho de Faro was the scene of yet another episode of extreme violence, now with gunshots at the Twice Disco, in the middle of Rua do Prior, where hundreds of people jostle each night, without a policeman in sight, the Minister of Internal Administration also nothing said or determined», stresses this association of residents, referring that these are «just two examples of episodes of violence that ended up being reported».

“Those who live and work in Bairro Ribeirinho know that cases are repeated, with ever greater violence and severity, in a lawless city”, they accuse.

Residents also complain about the «absence of police» in an area that is «increasingly violent and dangerous».

Em last november: Sul Informação spoke with one of the residents of this Association, with the superintendent Dário Prates, district commander of the Public Security Police, and with the president of the Chamber of Faro, which took stock of the main problems and challenges in this area of ​​the Algarve capital.

At the time, one of the possible solutions suggested to improve security was the placement of video surveillance cameras, a task that has already been awarded. 

Altogether, the Municipality of Faro will invest 448.420 euros, plus VAT, to prepare the support infrastructure and implement this system that will make it possible to install 32 cameras in various parts of the city, namely downtown and on the main road axes.

In February of this year the Sul Informação also accompanied a swoop in the night Faro.