VIDEO: Police Break Up Massive Easter Celebration Despite COVID-19 Warnings
We've heard it hundreds - literally hundreds - of times now. Stay at home. Slow the spread.
That was the message folks in Florida didn't get this Easter weekend as they continued with planned festivities attended by hundreds of people; and it was all caught on video.
Tadarious Archie posted the video to Facebook. It now has over 1.5 million views.
According to Channel 3 News, Pensacola police received a tip about the party of over 200 people despite stay-at-home orders in place by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Channel 3 News spoke with one of the party-goers.
“Why are we going to be scared to come outside when we don’t even know what we’re looking for?" said Wilbert McNeal, one of the party's organizers. "Corona, COVID-19 -- it ain’t coming this way.”
Police say it took them about 2 hours to end the party.