Friday, September 22, 2023

Chaos in Miami Beach: the government imposes a curfew and declares a state of emergency

The curfew will go into effect from this Thursday and will continue until Monday, and will be between 12 in the morning and 6 in the morning, according to the city administrator, Alina Hudak, who added that the measure will be applied in the portion of the city that goes from 23rd Street to its southern limit. The official indicated that she will sign an emergency order for this weekend’s curfew, while for next weekend she will make a formal request to the plenary session of the Miami Beach Commission (Council), which she trusts will come out go ahead.

Our city has passed its final stop“, the mayor of Miami Beach, Dan Gelber, said at the press conference, lamenting the number of police resources that the authorities have been forced to deploy. “We do not want the ‘Spring Break’ here, but people continue coming,” lamented Gelber, who confessed that he does not have the authority to close the elevated highways that connect it with the neighboring city of Miami, as a preventive measure.

In his turn, the chief of the local Police, Richard Clements, pointed out that in the last four weeks the troops of this unit have seized more than a hundred firearms of which 75 corresponded to last weekend, considered the equator of the ‘Spring Break’.

Chaos in Miami Beach: the government imposes a curfew and declares a state of emergency

The announcement comes after the early hours of this Monday Two women were shot in a shooting It happened on the popular street of Ocean Drive, on the beachfront, and populated with Art Deco buildings that represent this city neighboring Miami on tourist posters. The two women, who had to be referred to a local hospital although without presenting a risk, joined three other people who were admitted early on Sunday for gunshot wounds.

The busy Ocean Drive and its surroundings, full of bars and nightclubs, have been for a few weeks the meeting point for hundreds of young people who spend their spring vacations in this tourist city in South Florida, and where these days its authorities have redoubled security.

After last year’s disorder, in which one person was killed and there were more than a thousand detainees. In addition to the seizure of drugs and a hundred firearms, local authorities were forced to decree a curfew.

In addition to increasing police presence in high-traffic areas, the city’s mayor, Dan Gelber, has prohibited from March 7 to 21 to sell and consume alcoholic beverages in Miami Beach starting at 2 in the morning.

Traditionally, the weekend following St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) is when the most spring-breakers arrive.


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