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Illegal New Year's Eve party in France that drew 2,500 ends after 36 hours

Illegal New Year's Eve party in France that drew 2,500 ends after 36 hours
An illegal New Year's Eve party that drew around 2,500 people to a small French village came to an end Saturday morning, more than 24 hours after authorities had to abort an initial attempt to shut the rave down.

France's interior minister Gerald Darmanin said Saturday Jan."Sound equipment and generators were seized," France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Saturday morning, adding that the organizers would be "severely punished.Despite concerns that officers moving in may cause a mass panic, pressure to end the event - which was originally set to continue until Tuesday - mounted Friday, and France's interior minister called a meeting.PARIS — An illegal New Year's Eve party that drew around 2,500 people to a small French village came to an end Saturday morning, more than 24 hours after authorities had to abort an initial attempt to shut the rave down.

But by Saturday morning, the partygoers had begun to disperse, with some reportedly managing to leave the site without being intercepted by officers stationed around the area.Illegal New Year's Eve party in France that drew 2,500 ends after 36 hours The view inside a tent is seen during a rave party in Lieuron, France, as ravers from France and abroad converged on a hangar on Thursday night to party into the New Year.

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