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Thousands take to Nice’s famous boardwalk for a dance music concert that causes anger over social distance

Thousands take to Nice’s famous boardwalk for a dance music concert causing anger at the lack of social distance as the mayor swears to make masks mandatory at future events

  • Prominent French producer of electro-house The Avener organized the set that the municipality organized in his hometown late Saturday, with crowds on the famous Promenade des Anglais esplanade in the center of Nice
  • Crowds buzzed social media as France is wary of a second wave of the corona virus
  • “We regret that these rules have not been sufficiently observed,” Mayor Christian Estrosi wrote on Twitter
  • He said the city of Paris would ask to review national rules to make it compulsory to wear a mask at such events

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The mayor of the French Mediterranean city of Nice said on Sunday that he regretted a lack of social distance at a DJ set on the banks full of partying crowds, vowing that masks would be mandatory at such outdoor events in the future.

Prominent French producer of electro-house The Avener organized the set that the municipality organized in his hometown late Saturday, with crowds on the famous Promenade des Anglais esplanade in the center of Nice.

The crowds of the crowd as people danced all night caused social media anger at a time when France is wary of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We regret that these rules have not been sufficiently observed,” Mayor Christian Estrosi wrote on Twitter.

He said the city would ask the government to revise national rules to make it compulsory to wear a mask at such events, even outdoors.

Prominent French producer of electro-house The Avener organized the set that the municipality organized in his hometown late Saturday, with crowds on the famous Promenade des Anglais esplanade in the center of Nice

Crowd crowds as people danced all night sparked social media rage at a time when France is wary of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

Crowd crowds as people danced all night sparked social media rage at a time when France is wary of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

Crowd crowds as people danced all night sparked social media rage at a time when France is wary of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France on Saturday, July 11, 2020. More than 5000 people were present with a high lack of social distance and wearing a mask. There is fear of a second wave hitting France.

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France on Saturday, July 11, 2020. More than 5000 people were present with a high lack of social distance and wearing a mask. There is fear of a second wave hitting France.

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France on Saturday, July 11, 2020. More than 5000 people were present with a high lack of social distance and wearing a mask. There is fear of a second wave hitting France.

“We regret that these rules have not been sufficiently observed,” Mayor Christian Estrosi wrote on Twitter. He said the city would ask the government to review national rules to make it compulsory to wear a mask at such events, even outside

Thousands pack the famous Promenade des Anglais esplanade in Nice on Saturday at a dance music concert that has caused anger for the lack of social distance

Thousands pack the famous Promenade des Anglais esplanade in Nice on Saturday at a dance music concert that has caused anger for the lack of social distance

Thousands pack the famous Promenade des Anglais esplanade in Nice on Saturday at a dance music concert that has caused anger for the lack of social distance

“In Nice it is now mandatory for all our events,” he added. Anyone who attends indoor events, such as concerts, should already wear a mask.

The municipality insisted that the maximum number of 5,000 people allowed at a meeting in France had not been exceeded, even in an area that normally seats 36,000.

An AFP photographer said the crowds were greater in some areas as people tried to get closer to the speakers due to poorer sound quality elsewhere.

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France

Crowds flock to the beach as DJ artist The Avener gives a concert on Saturday night in Nice, France

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France on Saturday, July 11, 2020. More than 5000 people were present with a high lack of social distance and wearing a mask. There is fear of a second wave hitting France.

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France on Saturday, July 11, 2020. More than 5000 people were present with a high lack of social distance and wearing a mask. There is fear of a second wave hitting France.

DJ artist The Avener gives a concert in Nice, France on Saturday, July 11, 2020. More than 5000 people were present with a high lack of social distance and wearing a mask. There is fear of a second wave hitting France.

The municipality insisted that clear written warnings were given about social distance, as well as audio and video messages calling on people to be careful

The municipality insisted that clear written warnings were given about social distance, as well as audio and video messages calling on people to be careful

The municipality insisted that clear written warnings were given about social distance, as well as audio and video messages calling on people to be careful

People watch as a man throws break dance moves on the famous central promenade in Nice on Saturday night

People watch as a man throws break dance moves on the famous central promenade in Nice on Saturday night

People watch as a man throws break dance moves on the famous central promenade in Nice on Saturday night

The municipality insisted that clear written warnings were given about social distance and that there were audio and video messages calling for caution.

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said the controversy over the event underscored the need for people’s concern, even if current infection rates remained low.

“The French have had hard times with the closing, they want to go out, but going out doesn’t mean they forget these rules,” he told BFM-TV.

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said the controversy over the event underscored the need for people’s concern, even if current infection rates remained low. “The French have had hard times with the closing, they want to go out, but going out doesn’t mean they forget these rules,” he told BFM-TV.

The mayor of the French Mediterranean city of Nice said on Sunday that he regretted a lack of social distance at a DJ set on the banks that was overrun by partying crowds, vowing that masks would be mandatory at such outdoor events in the future

The mayor of the French Mediterranean city of Nice said on Sunday that he regretted a lack of social distance at a DJ set on the banks that was overrun by partying crowds, vowing that masks would be mandatory at such outdoor events in the future

The mayor of the French Mediterranean city of Nice said on Sunday that he regretted a lack of social distance at a DJ set on the banks that was overrun by partying crowds, vowing that masks would be mandatory at such outdoor events in the future

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