115 days ago • Posted by Charles-Henry Monchau
Lockdown in Paris: Footage shows record-Breaking traffic gridlock hours before the start of the "half-lockdown"
Here's how The Independent summarized the chaotic situation late Thursday into Friday: "As of midnight Parisian time, people were ordered to stay at home except for essential work or medical reasons, resulting in many relocating to more rural areas to wait out the month-long lockdown, the BBC reported. Video posted to Twitter showed never-ending streams of crawling headlights on every road in every direction. There also were reports of restaurants jammed with diners enjoying a last meal out for the time being".