Folks organized the unlawful social gathering in Lieuron, close to Rennes (Brittany), after altercations with the police, native authorities mentioned. Many had been nonetheless on the scene on Friday, when the perimeter was remoted.

There are individuals from numerous components of France, but additionally from Nice Britain and Spain, police mentioned.

Not less than three officers had been injured within the violent clashes with police. The partygoers set fireplace to considered one of their vehicles and threw bottles and stones, authorities mentioned.

A number of individuals slept in vehicles earlier than returning to the social gathering, Le Monde wrote.

Some have mentioned they need to keep right here till Sunday, whereas others hope to spend Tuesday.

One participant instructed Le Monde that the social gathering was “very nicely organized”, with meals stands arrange.

On Friday evening, French Inside Minister Gérald Darmanin held an emergency assembly to debate the difficulty.

He mentioned all entry roads for autos had been blocked and greater than 200 individuals had obtained verbal warnings from police.

On Saturday morning, a number of individuals started to go away the realm.

Such rallies are banned in France to stop the unfold of Covid-19, and a mobility restriction (beginning at 20:00 and ending at 06:00) is utilized all through the nation. She wasn’t picked up for New Yr’s Eve both.

Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin mentioned 132,000 law enforcement officials had been despatched to France to make sure safety on New Yr’s Eve and that the mobility restriction was revered.

Law enforcement officials had been instructed to cease any underground social gathering, nice the individuals and establish the organizers.

Within the metropolis of Marseille, safety forces stopped an unlawful New Yr’s social gathering attended by about 300 individuals. Greater than 150 obtained warnings, and three, suspected of organizing it, had been arrested.

Lieuron gendarmes tried to stop the incident, “however confronted fierce hostility from many partygoers,” authorities mentioned.

France has to date recorded greater than 2.6 million circumstances of Covid-19 and greater than 64,800 related deaths.