German police push back against possible Oktoberfest in summer

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After being cancelled two years in a row, Germany’s popular beer-drinking marathon Oktoberfest is looking for ways to ensure a grand return in 2022. However, a proposal to host the festival in the summer months has not gone down well with police. The German police union of Bavaria, the southern state that’s home to the Oktoberfest capital of Munich, on Thursday issued a statement noting that a July date would not clash with any other major event. “But it would be the only time when the force of around 30,000 officers in this state could best take their carry-over holidays from 2021, massive bu…

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