An investigation was opened Monday after a party, visibly improvised, in a park in Paris, in which several dozen people participated on Sunday without respecting the barrier gestures, we learned Tuesday from the Paris prosecutor’s office.
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This investigation was opened for “endangering the life of others” and “participation in a gathering of more than six people on the public highway”, an offense punishable by a fine of 135 euros, according to this source.
The images of this spontaneous gathering in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in the 19th arrondissement, showing young people dancing around enclosures without wearing a mask and without respecting the distances in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, aroused indignation on the part of social networks.
“All this went very quickly and did not last very long, between 30 and 40 minutes,” the mayor of the nineteenth arrondissement, François Dagnaud, told AFP, referring to a group of 60 to 100 people “at the wrong time of all the rules of prudence that are given ”.
For the chosen one, “it all started with a small group which a priori celebrated a birthday and had a small enclosure. At one point, they put on some music and since there were a few people around, everyone came closer and started dancing (…), giving the impression of a huge organized party ”.
According to a police source, the police intervened at the scene as the rally was about to end.