Smaller than the underground parties that hit the headlines but still … Every weekend, the exercise is repeated despite the health instructions and the risk of transmitting the coronavirus. Five people suspected of having organized underground parties despite the curfew were taken into custody overnight from Saturday to Sunday for “endangering the lives of others”.
Two of the detainees are suspected of having organized a party that brought together around forty people in the 8th arrondissement, who, according to a police source, were fined for non-compliance with the curfew. The other two are in police custody for having gathered around fifty people in the 17th arrondissement. There, 46 participants were fined for non-compliance with the curfew. It is not known which party the fifth in custody is linked to.
The two investigations were entrusted to the police stations of the two districts.
Saturday evening, police officers also intervened during an evening organized in the XIIIth arrondissement, under a tunnel of the “small belt”, this old railway line which circled Paris, and during another one in Tremblay-en-France (Seine-Saint-Denis).
In total, 93 verbalizations were drawn up during “festive gatherings” on the night of Saturday to Sunday, said the Paris police headquarters in a tweet.