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France's giant curfew-busting rave party is over after two nights

Despite a French coronavirus curfew, a rave was held in Brittany that lasted two days and attracted 2,500 people.

Posted: Jan 2, 2021 2:23 PM

PARIS (AP) - A French prosecutor said police detained seven people Saturday, including two alleged organizers after an underground New Year’s Eve rave party drew at least 2,500 people in western France despite a coronavirus curfew and other restrictions.

France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin tweeted that actions by police around the site at Lieuron, in Brittany, “led to the end of the illegal party without violence” on Saturday morning, 36 hours after it began.

Local authorities said police officers issued at least 1,200 fines, including 800 for not respecting the curfew, not wearing a mask, and illegally taking part in a gathering.

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press)

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