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Controversial Fireworks Display To Go Ahead Next Saturday

A huge fireworks display will take place not far from Wrocław Zoo next Saturday – despite criticism from City President Jacek Sutryk. 

For many years Wrocław City Council have avoided using fireworks – the last big New Year’s Eve fireworks display was in 2014.

Last Christmas Jacek Sutryk also launched the ‘don’t shoot‘ campaign, which encouraged Wrocławians to snub fireworks so as not to disturb animals.

However a large fireworks display is due to take place at Pola Marsowe field next Saturday – just over 2km away from Wrocław Zoo. The fireworks are being launched in aid of World Pyrotechnics Day and will be accompanied by a laser show. As many as 20,000 people are thought to be attending the event. 

Supporters of the show argue that it is fully legal and won’t cause any more noise than the Speedway meetings at the Olympic Stadium.

The director of Wrocław Zoo has nonetheless expressed concern about the event, while Jacek Sutryk has called for the organisers to cancel the fireworks part of the show.

The organisers are not backing down though, especially given that they have managed to get all the safety certificates and paperwork rubber stamped by the authorities.

Therefore it appears the show and its fireworks display will be going ahead as planned. Gazeta Wyborcza report that some local residents are now in the process of organising a protest against the event.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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