Published: 2019-07-16 10:26
Last Updated: 2019-07-16 10:41
The Public Security Department (PSD) launched on Monday, July 2019, a nationwide campaign to combat festive firing and create a social environment that rejects this phenomenon.
The awareness campaign, which entitled "No to festive firing... enough is enough," was launched in cooperation with administrative governors from around the country.
The initiative seeks to deliver a message of unity in the face of the dangerous phenomenon and against all those who take part in it, the PSD said.
People who have participated in the campaign, whose lives have been directly affected by celebratory firing, stressed the importance of enforcing the law, through which those who fire festive shots would be punished and applying it firmly and without favoritism.
Participants also signed pledges to not fire festive shots or use firearms during weddings and occasions.
The initiative’s activities will continue over the coming few days at various locations and residential areas across the Kingdom to send the message to all sectors of society.