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An illegal warehouse rave that began on New Year's Eve in France in defiance of coronavirus precautions has been shut down by police after arrests and clashes. Some of the 2, ravers in Lieuron near Rennes in Brittany had planned to party until Tuesday. Police issued fines to revellers found leaving and the organisers were being identified as the party ended. A of party-goers were from the UK and Spain, police said. Attendees clashed with police, setting fire to a car and throwing objects at officers attempting to shut the event down.

At least three officers were injured.

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Police trying to stop the event faced "fierce hostility from many partygoers", a statement from local authorities said. But at local time on Saturday the ravers began to accept the party was over and started People at a rave leave the two disused warehouse hangars, the local prefecture said. More than 1, fines were issued for non-compliance with the curfew, not wearing a mask and attending an illegal gathering, Mr Darmanin said. On Friday authorities said they had opened a sanitary cordon around the party and anyone leaving the event was urged to self-isolate for seven days.

One of the party-goers, who gave his name as Jo, told the AFP news agency that "very few had respected social distancing" at the event. A of people slept in their cars before returning to dance, Le Monde newspaper reports. One reveller told Le Monde that the rave was "very well organised" with food stalls inside.

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Another, who came with four friends from Finisterre in north-west France, told the newspaper that she had wanted to "escape" for a few hours. On Friday an interior ministry crisis meeting was held and all vehicle exits from the rave were blocked as police sought to shut down the party.

France introduced strict rules ahead of the New Year including a curfew from until More thanpolice officers were deployed across the country to break up parties and enforce the curfew. Officers were instructed to break up underground parties as soon as they were reported, fine participants and identify the organisers. People at a rave has recorded more than 2. Officers elsewhere in Europe have also had to break up events in recent days. Police dispersed a mass gathering near the Spanish city of Barcelona on Saturday where people had been partying for more than 40 hours.

People at a rave

Three footballers from London-based football team Tottenham Hotspur were photographed at a Christmas party last week in breach of coronavirus regulations. Church authorities have since received hundreds of pounds to pay for repairs. France plans mass New Year's Eve crackdown. Thousands raised for church 'trashed' by revellers. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

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