SALT LAKE CITY– A Halloween demonstration party arranged for Saturday night near Salt Lake City has been canceled, with organizers claiming harassment and intimidation caused its failure.
” The Protest on Halloween” celebration was promoted by means of social networks by a group calling itself Utah Tonight. The celebration featured 4 DJs and a guarantee that guests would not have their faces revealed in images.
As current as recently, the group said the partys purpose was to promote “mental health and to raise a voice against those who are utilizing worry and misleading information to get power and control in our lives. Life needs to go on. COVID-19 is real, but it should not be the end of normalcy!”
As COVID-19 cases continued to skyrocket in Utah over recent weeks, the image of thousands partying up close no doubt became a Halloween nightmare to authorities.
Monday afternoon, the Utah Tonight group posted to its Instagram page that the celebration has actually been cancelled. Stating “thousands” had actually acquired tickets to the occasion, the organizers acknowledged the rise in cases may have contributed in the choice while likewise attacking government officials and the media.
” The Utah Tonight team has battled tirelessly to offer people with a night of normalcy and satisfaction during this year of uncertainty.” the post read. “… we need to acknowledge that even following every recognized standard to fight COVID-19 would be inadequate to some.”
” We discover it both disheartening and worrying that some within our society have actually enabled worry to supplant fundamental rights of assembly, offering individuals within the media and some public servants the ability to manage what we consider to be a pursuit of joy.”.
The cancellation post claims the group was required to abort the party while other well-attended occasions like the state reasonable, rodeos, gyms and haunted houses have the ability to stay open.
” What should be a fair and impartial application of guidelines for all people has actually ended up being an exercise of political rhetoric and fear-mongering.” the group states.
The group ends by implicating those in power, including the media, of bothering and frightening people to shut down the occasion.
” It is our hope that you might not discover your pursuit of happiness on the unmentioned list of restricted activities in the State of Utah.”.
As recent as last week, the group stated the celebrations function was to promote “psychological health and to raise a voice against those who are using worry and deceptive info to gain power and control in our lives. COVID-19 is real, however it should not be the end of normalcy!”
… we need to acknowledge that even following every recognized standard to fight COVID-19 would be inadequate to some.”