Germans flock to Poland to buy fireworks in defiance of ban

Firework sales prohibited in Germany for second year in a row owing to Covid, resulting in growing stockpile

Germans seeking to defy a government ban on the domestic selling of fireworks before new year celebrations are heading in their droves across the border to Polish shops and factories.

A ban was announced this month for a second year in a row in an attempt to prevent large gatherings during the pandemic and to ease the burden on hospitals, which regularly have to treat serious injuries such as burns and lacerated limbs resulting from pyrotechnic accidents.

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