French Police Shut Down Rave Held In Defiance Of COVID Restrictions

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Police break up a rave in Lieuron in northwestern France. Some 2,500 partygoers attended an illegal New Year rave, violently clashing with police who failed to stop it and sparking concern the underground event could spread the coronavirus.

The massive party attracted some 2,500 revelers and began New Year's Eve in spite of a curfew and ban on large gatherings. Authorities say three officers were injured trying to shut down the event.

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