It’s spring break for many colleges across America, and so Miami Beach has been overrun by criminals that don’t look like your typical SEC school spring breakers…check out some videos of them here:
Spring Break in South Beach
The City of Miami Beach declares state of emergency, implements curfew pic.twitter.com/VLp4nzIl5T
— Vision4theBlind (@Vision4theBlind) March 20, 2023
JUST IN: Miami Beach imposes midnight curfew in South Beach after two shootings on Ocean Drive. pic.twitter.com/PQDR1Meu7Z
— Truthseeker (@Xx17965797N) March 19, 2023
Police are responding to Numerous reports of unmanageable crowds of Spring Breakers in Miami Beach, which have resulted in altercations and instances of… pic.twitter.com/zHaR6dbw3u
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 20, 2023
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said, in a video posted on Sunday, “We don’t ask for spring break in our city. We don’t want spring break in our city. It’s too rowdy, it’s too much disorder and it’s too difficult to police.”
The city announced that, under the state of emergency declaration, the following safety measures are in place to contain the chaos:
- Effective Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 11:59 p.m. through 6 a.m., a curfew shall be imposed for that area of the City bounded by 23 Street and Dade Boulevard on the north (including properties fronting the north side of 23 Street or Dade Boulevard), Government Cut on the south, Biscayne Bay on the west, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east (“the curfew area”).
- Businesses within the affected area shall close sufficiently in advance of the curfew in order to permit patrons to avoid violating the curfew.
- Commercial businesses must admit their last guests within a time frame that allows them to leave by 11:59 p.m. each night. Hotels may continue business operations past the curfew, provided they are servicing hotel guests only.
- Businesses other than hotels shall be permitted to continue to operate from 11:59 p.m. – 6 a.m. for delivery only. Takeout and pickup service is prohibited.
- The curfew shall not apply to the provision of designated essential services, such as fire, police and hospital services, including the transportation of patients thereto, utility emergency repairs, and emergency calls by physicians, and the curfew shall also not apply to persons traveling to their places of employment to report for work and to return to their residences after their work has concluded.
- All City residents requiring access to or from their homes, guests requiring access to or from their hotels, and employees / service providers of business establishments requiring access, including normally scheduled deliveries and janitorial services, shall be permitted. Residents are advised to return to the City prior to 11:59 p.m., in order to avoid any potential traffic delays once the curfew has taken effect. Hotel guests entering the City after the curfew is in place, may be required to show proof of lodging (such as a hotel reservation).
- All roads or traffic patterns within the curfew area may be closed or rerouted as deemed necessary by the City Manager or Chief of Police. In order to manage access to our residential neighborhoods, the following restrictions will be in place:
- Residents will be able to access the South of Fifth neighborhood via Alton Road, Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue only.
- Residents will be able to access the Flamingo Park neighborhood via Alton Road. No access will be granted from Washington Avenue.
- In addition to the existing License Plate Readers (LPR’s) along the main thoroughfares, mobile LPR’s will be utilized along the 5 Street corridor.
- Ocean Drive will re-open to traffic the evening of Sunday, March 19, 2023.
- All entry access to City-owned parking garages located within the designated curfew zone will be closed from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2023 through Monday, March 20, 2023. Vehicles will be allowed to exit parking garages at all times. Resident and employee access card holders will be able to access parking garages at all times.
- The sale or distribution of any alcoholic beverage(s) for off-premises consumption, with or without payment or consideration, shall be prohibited in the curfew area after 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2023.
- The existing programming as part of Miami Beach Live! scheduled to take place over the next week will be adjusted as follows:
- Sunday, March 19, 2023:
- Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) will continue as scheduled.
- Model Volleyball will end at 6 p.m.
- Art on the Drive performances will end at 6 p.m.
- Crunch fitness activations will continue as scheduled.
- All other programming in Lummus Park has been cancelled.
- Friday March 24, 2023 – Sunday, March 26, 2023:
- Hyrox Miami Beach Fitness Festival will operate from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 19, 2023:
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