The gendarmes here on the outskirts of the rave party in Lieuron, in Ille-et-Vilaine, where 2,500 people celebrated the New Year. – / AP / SIPA
Two people were taken into custody and seventeen others arrested on Saturday, for having gathered where a demonstration in support of the organizers of the illegal rave party organized in Lieuron (Ille-et-Vilaine) was to be held in the occasion of the New Year, indicated the prefecture of Brittany.
Two AFP journalists did not see any gathering at Place de la République where the demonstration was initially scheduled to take place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Banned by the prefecture, it was canceled Friday evening by the organizers in the face of “threats of criminal sanctions”.
Carrying of weapons and possession of narcotics
According to the prefecture, “a hundred people” however came to this square or its surroundings. “The internal security forces arrested and brought 17 individuals to the post for identity verification. Also to be noted is a person placed in police custody for carrying a weapon and another for possession of narcotics, ”the same source indicated.
In addition, about twenty verbalizations were drawn up for participation in a prohibited demonstration and gathering of more than six people. Last week, four people were indicted, including a 22-year-old young man who was imprisoned after the rave party which had brought together 2,400 people for New Years Eve, in Lieuron, a town located about forty kilometers south of Rennes.