More than 2,500 people attended a New Year’s Eve party in two warehouses in western France that stretched on for more than 36 hours, reports Fox News . At least seven people have been arrested and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin tweeted that more than 1,200 fines were issued for non-compliance with coronavirus restrictions. Wait, what? Dutch justice minister explains lockdown rules for weed Cannabis “care-mongering” in the time of COVID-19 Drugs and guns intercepted at Michigan border despite ban on non-essential travel The rave was held in Lieuron and reports indicate that people were sleeping in their vehicles to keep the party going. By the time officers arrived on Saturday morning, a few hundred revellers remained, reports Al Jazeera . Attendees were reportedly not limited to France, with some travelling from the U.K. and Spain. Mass gatherings are strictly prohibited in France as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. There is currently an 8:00 p.m. nationwide curfew. Fox reports that prosecutor Philippe Astruc has said an investigation has been opened for “endangering others’ lives,” as well as “deliberate violence” against police and drug-related offences. An attendee identified only as “Jo” told Sky News that party-goers met at a designated spot on Thursday evening before heading to Lieuron, which has fewer than 800 residents. Jo added that “very few had respected social distancing” at the event. Health officials in France are urging participants to self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19. An investigation of the event’s organizers is ongoing.
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