Together 2016 shut down after massive medical emergency

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A massive rally titled “Together 2016” was shut down Saturday after 400 people had to be treated for heat-related illness.

The religious event brought together over 40 faith leaders and recording artists and was organized by Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, a Twin-Cities based nonprofit organization that focuses on student-led prayer and outreach efforts.

The free event was expected to draw thousands and go until 9 p.m. Saturday, but the U.S. Park Police were forced to shut it down after the influx of emergency medical situations.

Hall issued a statement following the shutdown, saying that it was a disappointment but that “we want to honor the authorities who are trying to keep people safe.”

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