After the big party on Friday evening, a new gathering took place on Saturday evening, at the Invalides, in Paris.
The police intervened, more than an hour before the curfew set at 11 p.m., to disperse hundreds of young revelers.
The police intervened for "non-compliance with health rules".
They were the "target of projectiles," said the police headquarters.
According to images posted on social networks, a private car was surrounded by a crowd of young people and degraded.
PARIS - Degradation of a car by the revelers of the evening #ProjetX at the #Invalides pic.twitter.com/im6IowRwXT
- Clément Lanot (@ClementLanot) June 12, 2021
The police headquarters announced at 11 p.m. on Twitter that three people were arrested.
During the evacuation, marked by charges from the police, projectiles aimed at them and tear gas fire from them, a police vehicle was notably the target of throwing various objects.
Projectiles thrown at a police car at the #Invalides.
- Remy Buisine (@RemyBuisine) June 12, 2021
At the time of the start of the curfew, only small clusters of young people remained in place, who gradually left while the esplanade was surrounded by police trucks.
Violette, 16, told AFP that she had come from Hauts-de-Seine with her friends, for a new Project X party (named after a 2012 American film centered on a youth party that goes wrong) at which participated, according to her, more than 1000 young people.
“I came because last year it was really not bad, it replaces the festivals.
But (…) this
evening, it really came to an end, ”she lamented, assuring that“ at 9:30 pm the police had already started to intervene ”.
People of all generations, out, all over town, after curfew
Attracted by the messages posted on social networks, Cédric, 17, came with several friends from the 15th arrondissement to party with music, "especially rap".
"We had the baccalaureate this year, we need to relax a bit," he pleaded, while deploring the fact that there were "lots of throwing projectiles at the
In the capital, young people are far from being the only ones not to have respected the curfew on Saturday evening: from the Concorde to the Porte de la Chapelle, via the Grands Boulevards, the city was still full around 11:30 p.m. onlookers of all generations, sometimes with a bottle in hand.
Bar terraces remained open.
After midnight, a new party bringing together many young people took shape at the Tuileries, near the Louvre.
They transformed the place into a nightclub and open-air mini-festival.
Several hundred young people are celebrating at the #Tuileries despite the #CouvreFeu.
Some revelers came here after being dislodged from the #Invalides esplanade by the police.
#Paris #ProjetX pic.twitter.com/ehDSO4Bj9G
- Yazid Bouziar (@ybouziar) June 12, 2021
The scenario of the Invalides happened again.
The police finally intervened.
They were targeted and used tear gas and LBD.
Tensions in the Tuileries Garden: tear gas and LBD used against the hundreds of revelers.
Projectiles thrown at the police.
- Remy Buisine (@RemyBuisine) June 13, 2021
Finally, a little before 2 a.m., on the Champs-Elysées, at the intersection with avenue George V, a much smaller group of young people improvised a short party in the middle of the road.