Utah officials say thousands attended a rave-like Halloween event that was advertised as a “protest” against coronavirus restrictions.
Utah County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Spencer Cannon told NBC affiliate KSL that the number of people who attended the Saturday night party ranged “anywhere from three to ten thousand people”
The event took place at an area known as “The Knolls,” located on the barren western shore of Utah Lake, opposite the city of Provo.
Cannon told NBC News that authorities discovered the unauthorized mass gathering when attendees requested medical assistance after a woman was knocked unconscious while crowd surfing. Cannon added that there were also two car accidents as attendees drove away. Police shut down the party at around 10:00 p.m. on Halloween night.