• Kymeria Austin

State of Emergency declared in Miami

Miami has issued a curfew at 8 p.m. to curb partying. Mayor Dan Gelber announced measures to keep the city under control while people are coming there for spring break. He says the city feels at times "out of control."

"At the end of the day, all the policing in the world isn't going to stop something terrible from happening if it's going to happen," Gelber said during a press briefing Saturday. "Our city right now in this area has become a tinder, and we cannot have a policy of simply hoping that it's not lit."

Miami Beach has been considered a hot spot for spring breakers across the world throughout the years. This year, police are forced to use precautionary measures.

Due to the overwhelming amount of crowds in the beach area this year, the city of Miami has blocked most traffic entering the city. More than 1,000 people have been arrested.

There was a "street party" that occurred and by last Thursday, fights were breaking out. The beaches are also bracing for new spring break visitors. It has been a few weeks since their have been rowdy crowds and some violence.

Miami's Beach Ocean drive has been quiet and the people who live there say they hope it stays that way heading into another Spring Break weekend. The city commission authorized the city manager to extend the State of Emergency by one week, up until April 13, 2021.

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