The police intervened again to disperse hundreds of young revelers gathered for the second consecutive evening at the Invalides in Paris. Responding to projectile jets, the police used tear gas.
For the second consecutive evening on June 12, the police intervened on the Esplanade des Invalides in Paris in order to disperse hundreds of young revelers.
“The police are currently intervening to disperse gatherings of people who do not respect barrier gestures,” tweeted the prefecture shortly before 10 p.m., one hour before the start of the curfew. She also said that several hundred people were present. Three of them were arrested.
According to images posted on social networks, projectiles were thrown at the police – who used tear gas during the intervention – and a vehicle was damaged.
According to the images of Clément Lanot, the revelers took to task a car. A police vehicle also received projectiles.
Between 1,500 and 2,000 young people on June 11
At around 11 p.m., when the curfew began, only small clusters of young people remained, who were gradually leaving while the esplanade remained surrounded by police trucks. Participants explained to Agence France-Presse that they had come for a new “Project X” evening, named after a 2012 American film centered on a youth party that goes wrong.
In the capital, these young people were not the only ones not to respect the curfew on the evening of June 12: from the Concorde to the Porte de la Chapelle, via the Grands Boulevards, the city was still busy around 11:30 p.m. , and bar terraces remained open.
By the evening of June 11, between 1,500 and 2,000 young people had already gathered on the huge lawn. The police then intervened after the curfew time around 11 p.m. to end the party and some had already been the target of projectiles from some participants, according to a police source quoted by AFP. There had been no arrests or injuries.