Even in Abeille’s time random people are holding up their “cellphones” to take video of someone screaming/making a scene. Referring back to the previous chapter, there are NPC recording the scene being made by Amaryllis.

Ref: https://lovenotfound.com/comic/ch18-p50/ (middle panel)

Ref: https://lovenotfound.com/comic/ch18-p48/ (bottom panel)