Between 200 and 300 young people celebrated an illegal party in Auvernier NE on Lake Neuchâtel on Sunday night. Many of them were drunk. Objects were thrown at the police. For safety reasons, she decided not to intervene.
“The four police officers were thrown at the bottles and food,” said a spokesman for the Neuchâtel police on Monday at local radio RTN. In view of the number of troublemakers and because many of them were drunk, the police had refrained from deploying them for their own safety.
“Probably no law enforcement”
Intervention would have required much greater police involvement. “There will probably be no prosecution since most of the party goers could not be identified,” the police spokesman said.
These young people had acted with a certain selfishness and did not understand that the instructions relating to the coronavirus pandemic still apply despite easing. The revelers would have disregarded the meeting restriction of a maximum of five people as well as the rule of distance between two people.
«We regret this. That does not bode well for the future. We will have to keep an eye on the situation, »said the police spokesman. (SDA)