LOCAL Police have fined this Monday a religious brotherhood as they moved a procession through the city centre in the midst of the rush hour traffic despite being denied permission by the town hall just hours earlier.
According to Diario Sur The Hermandad de los Panaderos (Brotherhood of the Bakers) had requested authorisation to take the procession to a new warehouse which required using the bus lane to accomplish the change of location.
Regardless of the fact that they had not been given authorisation, the brotherhood took to the streets with the huge processional throne swaying on their shoulders bang on nine pm coinciding with the greatest concentration of road and bus traffic as the shops closed for the evening.
Traffic cameras showed how the procession marched on the roads in the darkness with no warning signs or lighting.
They were finally stopped by local police. According to reports, a fight broke out between some of the members of the brotherhood and police officers. The local police then proceeded to fine the brotherhood. A fine which can range from 500 to 1,000 euros, for serious disruption to traffic