Police clashed with Fête de la Musique festival goers in Paris and Nantes on Sunday, June 21. Along a stretch of Paris' Canal St Martin, police were forced to intervene as social distancing measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were not being adhered to. In Nantes, police reportedly dispersed gatherings using tear gas. The Fête de la Musique event in Nantes also coincided with a demonstration to mark the anniversary of the death of Steve Canico, who died after a clash between police and revellers in June 2019.
Further unrest is possible over the near term, along with a heightened security presence.
Individuals in France are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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