Confinement: the Paris police headquarters bans a gathering of Catholics demanding the return of masses



It’s no. The police prefect announced on Saturday the ban on a rally in front of the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris, scheduled for Sunday, November 15, to demand the resumption of masses, suspended during confinement.

This decision follows another rally form “static”, which was held on Friday in front of the same church, and during which the police observed that the sanitary measures “were not properly followed”, advance the police headquarters in a statement.

In addition, street prayers were noted and relayed on social networks, while the police headquarters had “explicitly indicated to the organizer that his gathering could not give rise” to such practices. Authorities believe this turns the rally into “religious event prohibited on public roads”.

For his part, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, warned on Friday that he would not hesitate to “send the police and gendarmes to verbalize”, in case “repeated act”, the Catholics who would demonstrate Saturday and Sunday for the return of masses. Gatherings are notably planned in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) and Bordeaux (Gironde).

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