Annecy: the sale of alcohol to take away prohibited on the nights of the French team’s matches
Following the outbursts on the evening of the music festival, the mayor of Annecy has banned the sale of alcohol to take away 3 hours before the Euro matches of the French team.
A decision after the clashes of the Fête de la Musique
This decision of the mayor of Annecy, François Astorg intervenes the day after the violent clashes which took place the evening of the music festival between numerous young people and the forces of order. Around 10 pm many individuals had blocked the traffic in front of the Bonlieu center. The situation had quickly degenerated between projectiles thrown by the young people and the response of the police with tear gas.
In total, some police officers were slightly injured and eight individuals were placed in custody out of the 2,000 people gathered.
The municipal decree banning the sale of alcohol in Annecy
This ban comes into force from the next match of the blue, that is to say Wednesday, June 23, 2021 for the meeting France-Portugal of 21 H. In substance, the municipal decree prohibits the sale of alcohol to take away three hours before the start of each match of the blue in Euro 2021 and until six o’clock in the morning. For example, on June 23, it will be impossible to buy alcohol to take away from 18 H until 6 H in the morning. This prohibition concerns all the sales outlets included in the perimeter located: between the enclosure of the boulevard de la Rocade, avenue du Rhône, avenue Lucien Boschetti, avenue du Crêt du Maure, boulevard de la Corniche, avenue des Trésums as well as the banks of the lake up to the avenue de France.
Map of the municipal decree in Annecy
It is also forbidden to carry glass bottles, fireworks or other objects that can be used as projectiles. The prefect of Haute-Savoie should take a decision to ban the consumption of alcohol on the public highway.
In consultation with the @Prefet74, starting tomorrow evening and for all upcoming matches of the French team during Euro 2021, I have taken the decision to ban the sale of alcohol to take away in #Annecy to ensure public order. Information to come on https://t.co/sPyYujYMrf
— François Astorg (@francoisastorg) June 22, 2021
As indicated by the mayor of Annecy in his tweet above, this decision was taken in agreement with the prefect of Haute-Savoie. He specifies that this measure was wanted “so that each inhabitant can enjoy the lifting of health restrictions in complete safety”. This ban comes into force on June 23 until the end of the Euro soccer.
Only the matches of the French national team are concerned.