France: police break into a macro-party of 400 people amid the coronavirus pandemic

France: police break into a macro-party of 400 people amid the coronavirus pandemic

More than 400 people took part on Saturday night in a macro-party near Dijon (central-east of France), which gendarmes ended overnight by detaining the alleged organizer, authorities said Sunday.

The macro-party took place in a disused hangar, in a small municipality about 10 kms from Dijon.

The prefect of the region, Fabien Sudry, condemned the celebration of “this totally irresponsible event in the context of the health situation in the country.”

This macro-party took place the day after a “rave” – a massive clandestine party – in the region of Brittany (north-west of France) that brought together 500 people, before the security forces intervened.

On Saturday night, in Paris, there was an attempted rave in a neighborhood in the east of the city. Three people were arrested.

All bars, restaurants, terraces and non-essential shops have been closed in France since the end of October, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Currently there is a curfew from 7:00 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced this week a gradual and partial opening of these stores from mid-May.

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