RIGA - Although local police have been busy this summer fining locals for sitting on the park grass, a bureaucratic mistake will force the city to return all fines to violators. To nullify the mistake and continue combating the widespread trampling, the City Council announced that it would soon erect signs restricting people from walking or sitting on the grass.Hanging out in a park with a bottle of beer was popular leisure for many Latvians until July this year, when new regulations – including a prohibition on carrying open beer bottles on city streets – came into force. City police turne...
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