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An inspection carried out by the Funchal City Council with the presence of PSP today seized the esplanade furniture for not allegedly meeting the established limits of occupation of the public road.

The operation, which took place on Rua da Carreira, in the parish of São Pedro, downtown Funchal, on Tuesday afternoon, gathers municipal tax and PSP elements, which mobilized a team of the Rapid Intervention Brigade to accompany the removal. 

Several catering units are being targeted by this surveillance activity, which is inspecting the commercial spaces and their licenses for use. The Diario Noticias report found that at least two spaces had goods  seized for allegedly exceeding the occupancy area on the public highway.

Tables, chairs, umbrellas and menu information placards were carefully taken and collected in a flatbed municipal van, and the corresponding infringement proceedings were opened.