One report said that as many as 10,000 people attended a Halloween festival that was considered a “demonstration” against the coronavirus restrictions in Utah.
The party, held in an area known as “The Knolls” near Lake Utah, drew a crowd of 2,000 to 10,000 people, a local NBC affiliate reported.
The show has the participation of DJs along with professional sound and lighting systems. Authorities discovered the party after doctors were called in to respond to a person who crashed while the crowd surfed and lost consciousness.
The event’s organizers teamed up with police after they were told to shut down. No one was arrested.
Event organizers in the state advertised an event deemed anti-Halloween for weeks on social media before the massive Sunday night, according to NBC.
One of the groups denied being the official organizer of the event, but posted flyers for the party at an undisclosed location on platforms like Instagram.
In one of the posts, they promised the organizers to “keep everyone̵7;s faces a secret at the Halloween Rally so you have nothing to worry about!”