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Over 100 people fined in Paris after underground restaurant is discovered

Over 100 people have been issued fines after an underground restaurant in Paris. was raided by police.

The organiser and manager of the event were arrested following the raid. This follows a week of allegations that ministers had attended similar events where Covid-19 restrictions were breached.

Police were originally responding to a noise complaint about the restaurant which had over 110 people in attendance. Throughout the week, underground restaurants have been making headlines with wealthy people being offered a pre-coronavirus dining experience.

A report from the French M6 channel based on hidden camera footage revealed people enjoying caviare and champagne at the event where neither staff nor diners wore face coverings.

Businessman and collector Pierre-Jean-Chalencon was detained by police for being the organiser of one of the dinners.

Mr Chalencon revealed that ministers had attended one of the dinners at his luxury Palais Vivienne venue to which prosecutors have gathered no evidence at this part of the investigation to back up his claims.

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