Things were more hectic than usual in Dorset, UK this weekend.
According to MixMag, over 1,000 illegal ravers headed to Dorset’s Lulworth this weekend, which has since jokingly compared to the Partygate scandal in defence of the all-night ravers.
Beginning in the early hours of Easter Sunday, ravers set their sights on Lulworth Ranges in southeast Dorset. The 'event' was subsequently shut down some 21 hours later by police.
Police claimed it was incredibly hard to disperse crowds due to the size of the illegal gathering.
Speaking to the press Dorest Police deputy chief constable Sam de Reya said: “Understandably, we have received a number of calls from concerned and upset residents who have had their sleep disturbed by the noise levels coming from the illegal event,"
#LatestNews - An unauthorised gathering of people in the East Lulworth area has been dispersed. For further information follow this link https://t.co/6bQQVAeqrX @DWFireRescue pic.twitter.com/KVkWQv3uNu
— Dorset Police (@dorsetpolice) April 17, 2022
Since then, jokes mocking the recent Partygate political scandal were in abundance on Facebook: “It wasn't a rave, it was just cheese and biscuits listening to repetitive beats…”, another commenter said.
“Anyway, biggest question of all — Was there cake?” one commenter asked, “They’re just having a bit of cake for 10 minutes to polish off the cheese and wine!” added another.
The party was eventually broken up at around 9:PM on Sunday evening, according to the DCC. Police used powers under the Public Order Act to disperse the crowds.