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Miami Beach Declares State Of Emergency Amid Spring Break Chaos

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  • Miami Beach Declares State Of Emergency Amid Spring Break Chaos

    Mar 20, 2021,05:55pm EST
    Joe Walsh

    The city of Miami Beach is imposing nighttime curfews and street closures in some of its most heavily trafficked areas Saturday evening under a declaration of a state of emergency to disperse dangerous crowds of rowdy spring break revelers.

    Official Message From The City Of Miami Beach

    Curfew & Causeway Closures Beginning Tonight

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

    ... The City strongly urges all businesses in the High Impact Zone to close voluntarily during the State of Emergency.

    The Mayor has called an emergency meeting of the City Commission tomorrow, March 21, 2021 at 3 p.m. to discuss and take action with regard to the Declaration of a State of Emergency.
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    Tampa Bay Times

    Published 3 hours ago

    ... Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and Police Chief Richard Clements said the measures were preemptive. The decision followed weeks of confrontations between police and large crowds, fights and occasional bouts of violence, including a deadly shooting. Gelber and public health officials have also warned about the risks of spreading COVID-19 among the throngs of visitors crowding the city.