Iceland’s Metropolitan Police have released a statement declaring that they will be keeping extra tabs on restaurants, clubs and other venues for the duration of the Iceland Airwaves music festival, reports MBL.
The police statement also reminds club and restaurant owners to respect laws regarding opening hours and that no one is allowed to stay open past the designated closing times.
This may be a good time to remind you, dear reader, of your rights should you be approached by a police officer who wants to stop and search you during the festival.
You can consent to be patted down, you can also say no. If you do give the police your consent, know that the police officer searching you must be of the same gender, that the search must be done in a secluded location, and that the police officer has to write a report on the spot, even if S/he is unable to find anything. If the report lacks probable cause, you may even be entitled to damages.