The party started on Saturday. And the thousands of participants still present this Monday near the former ZAD (zone to be defended) of Roybon, west of Grenoble, suggest that it is not about to stop. The rally gathered this Monday about 2 people, reports BFM. Contacted by Le Parisien, the gendarmerie confirms that “it’s still the big atmosphere”, with 1 500 to 2 000 revelers on site. They were 6 Saturday, at the height of the rave party. “There were few departures during the night, these are roughly the same figures as at the end of the evening. »
The rave party was launched in tribute to Steve Maia Caniço, who died two years ago after a controversial police operation on the day of the Music Festival in Nantes. The event was relayed on social networks as part of the “Night of the Packs”.
The place was not chosen at random since it had been occupied for six years by Zadistas opposed to the Center Parcs project, abandoned in July 2020. The occupants of the ZAD were evacuated last October.
No evacuation planned At 22 hours Sunday evening, the gendarmes of Isère checked more than 200 vehicles leaving the Roybon rave sector. According to the prefecture, the checks continued throughout the night. This Monday, the gendarmes drew up a total of about fifty verbalizations for alcohol level, possession of narcotics, driving under narcotics, and traffic police offenses.
Around 80 gendarmes filtered access to the site on Sunday evening. There is “always a large control and closure device” on Monday, in order to identify offenses related to alcohol and narcotics, but no evacuation is planned for the moment. “The event continues without any particular incident,” explains the gendarmerie. When it happens rather calmly, we limit ourselves to controlling access to prevent possible overflows. ”
The Grenoble public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation to determine the responsibility of the organizers, still unidentified, highlighting the absence on site” civil security team to protect the participants. ”
The prefecture, which did not wish to communicate, mentioned the violation of the property, the owner of the premises who lodged a complaint, as well as breach of environmental and noise regulations and non-compliance with health rules.
This wild rave-party in the region is in addition to the one that gathered on the night of 24 to 25 last July in Savoie some 2500 people in a field at the Col du Sapenay. There had been no incident.