In Aalst, the police on the first day of the carnival some 90,000 visitors counted. It reports the city council. Twenty-two people are in medical care in offices and hospitals of the Red Cross and in hospitals. A person has been arrested for public drunkenness. A 300-many traffic violations was punished.
Yesterday pulled the carnavalstoet through the streets of the ajuinstad, on the grandstand prominent figures as Alexander De Croo, deputy Jozef Dauwe and mayors from surrounding municipalities. Also ships Ilse Play was present, although they had previously announced the need to stay home for medical reasons. There were 230-odd GAS-fines issued for parkeerinbreuken, 71 vehicles are hoisted or there was a uitrijvergoeding charged. That just happened where on the vehicles the general safety or the flow of the procession in the jostling brought. Yesterday loved Aalst 25 professional firemen at the ready, supplemented by 17 volunteers. But there were no carnival-related incidents were reported.