Snowballing is always associated with winter, fun, fun and childhood. Moreover, this game is played not only by children, but also by adults.
Is it really possible to forbid playing, and having fun in the winter?
Bans such as playing snowballs and throwing snowballs came into effect in January 2013 in Belgium. Since throwing snowballs is tantamount to throwing stones, this comparison was made by the authorities. The Belgian authorities considered that this innocent child's play leads to a large number of injuries and violations on the part of the players. In addition, it turns out that such entertainment has long and categorically been banned in the north of the country, in a number of Flemish communes.
Now the game of snowballs in Belgium will cost both residents and visitors a fine of 100 euros. The city authorities claim that the fine will be applied if a snowball is purposefully thrown at a person. The local police will keep order and the new law. But the question is ... how to understand and determine whether they would purposefully throw a snowball or not, and how, in principle, you can play snowballs without throwing them at a person - after all, this is the essence of the game !!!
At the same time, many critics, on the contrary, applaud local officials, since due to the climate change, they have found a new source of income for the local budget, because in 2013 the winter was rather snowy for Europe. Is this really so, and this is the original move of officials?
I would also like to note that the ban on playing and throwing snowballs was tried to be introduced in the Italian town of Ferrara. For this entertainment, the offender would have to pay 15 euros. The city authorities also wanted to prohibit throwing objects such as fruits (a reference to the tomato wars), etc., which could harm people.
And the question is, what else can children and adults be prohibited from doing and impose a fine for this?