A rave party with 1,000 to 2,000 people was organized on the night of Thursday December 31 to Friday January 1 in Lieuron (lle-et-#Vilaine) despite the curfew and bans linked to the coronavirus epidemic, reports France Bleu Armorique. After playing cat and mouse with the police, the revelers moved into the disused hangars of a transport company in Lieuron along the D177 between Rennes and Redon.
Three gendarmes were slightly injured by stone throwing as they tried to intervene. A gendarmerie vehicle was also set on fire, franceinfo learned from the military.
At 9 am this Friday morning, the underground party continued. An important device with reinforcements is being set up, said the national gendarmerie. A helicopter had to take off to more precisely estimate the number of participants.
Before December 31, the Minister of the Interior had set as one of the priorities “the fight against unauthorized gatherings and the phenomena of urban violence”. About “underground parties”, the instruction was to intervene “as soon as possible”, “as soon as a gathering of this type is reported”.