More than 2,500 attend against the law French rave

January 02, 2021 World
A lot more than 2,500 persons have attended an unlawful rave in France, as the country continues to grapple with coronavirus.

The event, held in a warehouse at Lieuron close to Rennes in Brittany, began on Thursday and continues to be going on.

A number of ravers are from the UK and Spain, police said.

Attendees have got clashed with police, setting fire to an automobile and throwing objects at officers wanting to shut the event straight down. At least three officers have been injured.

A statement from local authorities said police had tried to "prevent this event but faced fierce hostility from various partygoers".

Among the party-goers, who gave his brand while Jo, told the AFP news agency that "hardly any had respected public distancing" at the event.

A number of people have slept within their cars before time for dance, Le Monde reports.

Some attendees said these were likely to stay until Sunday while others said they hoped to stay until Tuesday.

One reveller told Le Monde that the rave was "very well organized" with food stalls interior.

Late about Friday, France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin held a crisis conference to discuss the function.

He said that vehicle exits were blocked and a lot more than 200 persons had received verbal warnings by police.

France introduced strict guidelines ahead of the New Year including a good curfew from 20:00 until 06:00.

More than 100,000 cops were deployed in the united states to split up parties and enforce the curfew.

Officers were instructed to break up underground parties when they were reported, fine participants and identify the organizers.

France has recorded more than 2.6 million coronavirus cases and 64,892 deaths since the pandemic began.
Source: Dailyasianage - World News

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