Illegal Rave Resurgence In Wake Of Lockdown

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Hundreds of people attended a rave in Las Vegas despite social distancing guidelines. The Final Fuse – which took place in the Las Vegas desert on July 4 – was ticketed and was put on by local promoters Malum Geminos despite coronavirus-related restrictions being in place.

Meanwhile in the UK ‘Police forces across England have been struggling to keep up with a rising number of illicit parties in motorway underpasses, parks and industrial estates since Boris Johnson relaxed lockdown restrictions last month. Advertised on Snapchat and Instagram, their locations are revealed at the 11th hour by WhatsApp messages, with word quickly spreading as people livestream the event on social media, dropping virtual “pins” on Google Maps for their friends to join them. Most proceed peacefully, if in contravention of physical distancing guidelines. But thousands of people attended two raves in Greater Manchester at the weekend, leaving one man dead of a suspected drugs overdose, one woman reporting a rape, and three separate reported stabbings. The organisers of one of the parties – in Carrington, Trafford, where the stabbings and the alleged rape occurred – were charging £30 for wristbands to enter on Saturday night and attracted 2,000 revellers from as far away as Birmingham, a 90-mile drive, according to a local councillor.” The Guardian.

Find out how illegal rave crews are using custom apps to avoid the police in the UK.

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