In these times of health crisis, the standoff between revelers and the authorities is hardening

    In these times of health crisis, the standoff between revelers and the authorities is hardening

    “Before, underground parties were fairly confidential, reserved for a small, closed world. Today, it takes on another dimension. Going there, it’s a way to give an arm of honor to the system of restrictions ”, says Léna *, 21 years old and a youth suspended by the epidemic. The student is in a way a “repentant chick.” Used to “rave parties”, she gave up in the spring, when her fragile mother contracted the coronavirus. This is not the case with all of his friends. “The parties are less massive with the epidemic but I have the feeling that the circle of people who go there has widened”, she says.

    Less massive … With the possible exception of the “free party” in Lieuron (Ille-et-Vilaine), which broke all records on the evening of December 31st. 2,400 people gathered there for two days, authorities said. During a press conference on January 4, Rennes prosecutor Philippe Astruc described the conditions under which this party was held.

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