The event started at 4:00 p.m. on private property, with around 100 vehicles parked near the site. Marquees and sound systems were also installed.
Some guests were still present at 5:30 am the next morning. Police reported that 109 offenses were recorded in connection with the marriage, including the violation of curfew rules which went into effect on December 15. These rules prohibit people in France from going out from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., except for essential reasons.
If disregarding the curfew is punishable by a fine, prosecutor Éric Bouillard told a news source AFP that the organizers of the event could be charged with the crime of “endangering the life of another”.
The wedding participants were from the traveling community.
Party organizers on trial in Tours
This comes as the organizers of a secret party in the town of Montlouis-sur-Loire are to be tried in Tours tomorrow.
The secret party brought together 100 to 150 people invited via social media platforms Snapchat and Instagram, with entry at € 10 for women and € 30 for men.
The DJ, 23, and the person who provided the interior space, 24, have since been taken into police custody.
Prosecutor Grégoire Dulin told a news source HuffPost they risk “in theory, one year in prison for endangering others, three years in prison for undeclared work and a fine of 750 € for organizing an event in a public place during the health crisis”.
The DJ is also at risk of having his equipment confiscated.
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