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Extended closure not disproportionate : the clubs rejected their appeal

The clubs hoped to be able to reopen on 10 July, but the government has relied on too big a risk of spread of the coronavirus. The Council of State ruled on Mo

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Extended closure not disproportionate : the clubs rejected their appeal

The clubs hoped to be able to reopen on 10 July, but the government has relied on too big a risk of spread of the coronavirus.

The Council of State ruled on Monday that the extended closure of the nightclubs was not "disproportionate", dismissing an action to re-open their doors, be it by offering a bar service. The high administrative court has dismissed the national Union of discos and places of leisure (SNDLL) an application for an interim order against the government's decision to extend the closure of the nightclubs.

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The clubs hoped to be able to reopen on 10 July, but the government has relied on too big a risk of spread of the coronavirus. "Having regard to the character ending of the establishments involved, to the nature of the physical activity of dance as well as the difficulty of securing the port of the mask or the respect of the rules of social distancing in a context of celebration, it does not appear" that the prohibition of exploitation laid down by the government "is (...) a disproportionate", said the State Council.

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"You let the bars do the disco but it refuses to nightclubs the right to work in the bar," said the lawyer of the SNDLL, Mr. Henri de Beauregard. "At the time, or to re-argue the stadiums, training rooms for combat sports... this decision is also a form of defiance to the place of discos", he regretted.

"half of The clubs will disappear", which is about 800 nightclubs if a reopening is not ordered in September, had estimated the July 12, Matthew Lebrun, a spokesperson for the managers of discos in Normandy, who came to the protest with some 200 other professionals close to the ministry of Health, in the centre of Paris.

"Death for death, as much from in the glory"

The manager of a nightclub in the Morbihan, has decided to defy the ban, opening her establishment three consecutive nights last weekend, while the lifting of the state of health emergency was made official at midnight in the night from Friday to Saturday. The taking of the "Paradisio", located in Quéven, has done with the desire to "make things happen" in the face of maintaining the closure of these establishments, knowing all the while that "I went to the clash", he explained to a correspondent.

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As a result, an order of closure for a period of six months he was notified Sunday. But the manager has re-opened in the night of Sunday to Monday, and the gendarmerie intervened and was taken into custody on Monday, around 3 o'clock in the morning while the dancers were still many.

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Put in examination for "opening a flow of drinks in spite of an administrative decision of closure", Eric Moro, was summoned before the correctional court in February next. According to the public prosecutor, the manager faces up to two months in prison, 3750 euro fine, but also the closure of a judicial establishment, as well as a prohibition to exercise its activity. "Death for death, as much from in the glory. Between the Urssaf, rents, and other charges, I do 150 000 euros," explains Eric Moro, who made the work of six people.

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