Crowd of more than 10,000 disregards social distancing guidelines to attend illegal rave in France
Without a doubt, music lovers everywhere are craving concerts and festivals. And now, with most live events either postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has become a matter of how far some will go to satisfy this craving. On the weekend of August 8, 10,000 people gathered in a remote mountain region in Lozère, France, to attend an illegal rave. According to local authorities who shut down the event, no social distancing measures were in place and small children were also reported to have been in attendance.
Though Lozère is one of the country’s least populated regions, France nevertheless has a current ban in effect on events with more than 5,000 attendees. After the illegal rave was discovered, authorities took precautions against the virus by first locking down the event and then setting up testing. Officials also handed out face masks, water, and hand sanitizer. Attendees were filtered out of the event site beginning on August 10.
Vidéo prise ce dimanche 9 août à l’intérieur de la rave-party à Hures-la-Parade, en #Lozère— France Bleu Gard Lozère (@bleugardlozere) August 10, 2020
Les teuffeurs commencent à quitter les lieux. 4 500 festivaliers sont encore présents
(Crédits : Alain Pouget) pic.twitter.com/SfhkxoEGBA
Via: The Local fr
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