Police in Poland appealed to the public to be sensible on wet Monday and called for moderation of dousing others with water. “The traditions of Śmigus-dyngus (wet Monday) should not be mixed up with simple hooliganism”, police said.
The appeal especially concerns the pouring of water into buses, or on to bystanders. David Marciniak of the police headquarters advises that such acts may be considered destroying someone else’s property. – It also has all the features of violation of inviolability. In previous years, police intervened in situations such as pouring water through open windows of cars or buses or throwing water balloons from windows of buildings, Marciniak says.
The policeman added that almost everyone carries a mobile phone these days and that water spillage could destroy someone else’s property for which the perpetrators will be held accountable.