Revellers dance at a party near a disused hangar in Lieuron, France on New Year’s Eve. Photo: AFP Revellers dance at a party near a disused hangar in Lieuron, France on New Year’s Eve. Photo: AFP
Revellers dance at a party near a disused hangar in Lieuron, France on New Year’s Eve. Photo: AFP

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Revellers clash with police in France after 2,500 gather for illegal New Year’s Eve rave

  • Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 132,000 police had been deployed across France for New Year’s celebrations to ensure security
  • Local gendarmes ‘faced fierce hostility from many partygoers’ who set one of their cars on fire and threw bottles and stones, police said

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Revellers dance at a party near a disused hangar in Lieuron, France on New Year’s Eve. Photo: AFP Revellers dance at a party near a disused hangar in Lieuron, France on New Year’s Eve. Photo: AFP
Revellers dance at a party near a disused hangar in Lieuron, France on New Year’s Eve. Photo: AFP
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