C’is a detail that is sure to cause controversy. According to information from Parisian, three people were summoned to the police station on Friday April 30, five days after the huge party which took place in the Buttes-Chaumont park, in Paris. They are suspected by the police of being the organizers of this event which shocked many, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The profile of one of the individuals particularly challenges: it is a young woman, intern in doctor at the AP-HP, reveals the daily newspaper in Ile-de-France.
The three suspects were heard under the open hearing regime and then left free, without criminal prosecution. According to The Parisian, they should simply be fined for non-compliance with sanitary rules and breach of park and garden regulations. The images of the compact, happy and alcoholic crowd in a park in the capital had provoked a lively controversy.
Investigation opened for “endangering the life of others”
The Paris prosecutor’s office had opened an investigation after this visibly improvised party at the Buttes-Chaumont, in the 19e borough. Several dozen people were gathered, without respecting the barrier gestures, on the occasion of a birthday. 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, the prosecution told Agence France-Presse, Tuesday April 27.
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According to BFMTV, “a group of friends were celebrating a birthday […] when a person turned up the sound of the speakers they were using ”,“ the music then attracted other young people and other groups who joined them to dance ”. Police intervened at the scene as the rally was about to end, according to a police source. The prefect of police Didier Lallement made a report to the justice on Monday, said the police headquarters.