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Liquor Ban Because of Facebook
Psshhh. Party at my house.
Just kidding. But that's sort of how this whole fiasco started. A widespread invitation went out on Facebook for massive beach party in Britain. More than 7,000 people replied they would attend, causing local authorities to panic. Fearing a wild and unruly event that was much more than the local police would be able to handle, they temporarily placed a ban on liquor consumption.
In order for the party hosts to serve any alcohol at this event, they would have had to obtain a permit. Organizers of the party quickly canceled the event, much to the chagrin of folks planning to be in attendance. Because this Facebook invitation was public, even more people than the thousands expected could have dropped by, even those who didn't RSVP.
Understandably, authorities would be concerned with the sheer number of people there, but add alcohol to the mix? The situation and the attendees were bound to get a little tipsy.
Tell us, would you attend such a party? Do you think the authorities made the right call? [CNET]