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Nashville Authorities Investigating Worship Artist Who Held Unpermitted Weekend Event

Tennessee health officials are investigating a worship event held in downtown Nashville over the weekend that drew a large, often maskless crowd, NBC News reports.

The outdoor event featured worship artist Sean Feucht, who has held anti-coronavirus-lockdown events around the country over the last few months.

The Nashville event was held at Public Square Park but was not permitted, and no one submitted an application for the concert, the Metro Nashville Health Department said, adding that they were “very concerned” by the event and will pursue “appropriate penalties against the organizer.”

In a tweet, Feucht said a police officer who was “escorting him out” told him as many as 10,000 people attended.

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“I am greatly disappointed that the organizer of Sunday’s event and those in attendance did not better prioritize their health and the health of others through social distancing and the wearing of face coverings,” police chief John Drake said in a statement. “Personal responsibility is a necessity regardless of the purpose for a public event.”

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