A video that went viral on April 6th shows the dark streets of Acadia Parish, Louisiana echoing with sounds of a night curfew siren. And it is a very specific sound. The residents quickly recognized it from The Purge, a famous horror franchise.

The Purge follows a concept of American anti-utopia where almost all types of crime are allowed for only one night per year. One of the signature elements of the franchise is a distinctive siren that marks the beginning of “Purge Night”.

For some reason, Crowley Police decided to blast the signal on the Acadian streets, reminding about the mandatory quarantine curfew. It forbids the residents to leave their houses during the night. The parish, according to the authorities, had very high levels of Coronavirus spread.


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