CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Hundreds of people in Louisiana attended worship services at their church in defiance of the state's ban on gatherings due to COVID-19.
An estimated 500 people of all ages filed into the Life Tabernacle church on Sunday outside of Baton Rouge.
The service came a day after New Orleans police broke up what they described as a “funeral repast” of about 100 people.
Assistant ministers and worshippers who stood outside the front doors and in the parking lot told news reporters to leave.