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'Indulgent' police to allow 60 minutes of celebratory car horns during World Cup

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'Indulgent' police to allow 60 minutes of celebratory car horns during World Cup
Switzerland have a tough opener against Brazil on Sunday. Photo: Depositphotos
17:09 CEST+02:00
Police in the canton of Vaud have said they will tolerate one hour of car horns after World Cup football matches so that fans can express their “joy or disappointment”.

In a statement outlining security protocols for the month-long tournament, cantonal police said it was inevitable there would be post-match processions of cars, with fans beeping their horns “in a continual manner”.

They said that while they were not in favour of such processions, these would be tolerated as long as traffic and public order were not affected in an “exaggerated manner”.

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Police would be “indulgent” in terms of supporter noise and car horns but only up to a point: the limit was “60 minutes”, they said in their statement.

Members of the force will also be on hand in locations where fans are gathered, including around giant screens, to ensure public order is maintained.

Switzerland's World Cup kicks off against mighty Brazil on Sunday evening – a stern test for the team known as the “Nati”.

The team currently ranked sixth by Fifa will also face Serbia and Costa Rica in the group stage.

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