The essentials Several hundred people gathered this Sunday, April 25th, in the Buttes Chaumont Park in Paris. Images of the event sparked outrage.
Several hundred people took part in a “party” in Buttes Chaumont Park in the 19th arrondissement of Paris that Sunday, April 25th. In the pictures we see a lot of young people who are all glued to one another and for the most part without a mask and dancing in front of a loudspeaker that is playing music. A real open air night club. “At a time of Covid, when you see a few people and remember memories from before Covid, morale rises a little …” explained the Parisian participant.
According to our colleagues, the park security intervened a few minutes before the curfew began to end the gathering.
PARIS – Buttes Chaumont Park is being transformed into an open-air nightclub.
Hundreds of young people use a sunny Sunday to find a life “like before” # COVID19. pic.twitter.com/jPTFPYlCsr
– Clément Lanot (@ClementLanot) April 25, 2021
Social media outrage
In social networks, the images outraged Internet users. “Our nurses have been down for over a year, depression after depression and these unconscious people are gathering for a wild, mask-free party and they’re going to be filling the hospitals soon,” laments one of them. “Our dead look at you. Our carers despise you. As for the living, you spit in their faces,” said another. “They’re celebrating the arrival of the Brazilian and Indian variants,” jokes a third.
Currently, 30,287 people are being hospitalized in France due to the coronavirus. Among them, 5,978 are in the intensive care unit this Sunday evening.