This is spring break like no other': Miami Beach extends curfew to control crowds

This is spring break like no other': Miami Beach extends curfew to control crowds

I think there are very few places that are open as we have been and as our state has been open. They blasted ear-drum-piercing sound cannons as a prerecorded message blared from loudspeakers.

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"I don't see this is a sort of spring break thing, because I don't think these are college kids," Gelber said. Tourists have been receiving cellphone messages warning, "Vacation responsibly or be arrested."

During a last-minute meeting Sunday, city officials voted to extend a highly unusual 8 p.m. And there are even precious fewer places as beautiful as ours that is open."

More than half of the more than 1,000 arrests were from out of state, said City Manager Raul Aguila, adding many are coming "to engage in lawlessness and an anything goes party attitude." He also noted that the crowds weren't eating at restaurants or patronizing businesses generating badly needed tourism dollars, but merely congregating by the thousands in the street.

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"I don't see this is a sort of spring break thing, because I don't think these are college kids," Gelber stated. The measures are now set to continue Thursday to Sunday until April 11, the end of the spring break period. curfew in the entertainment district and limiting access to causeways leading to the island city. I think there are very few places that are open as we have been and as our state has been open. Not anymore.

Miami Beach extends curfew to control spring break crowds

Aguila said he noticed a surge on Friday night and imposed emergency powers on Saturday. "I told the guys in the locker room I've got the easy job," Paul said grinning. That included authorities setting a curfew and closing streets in the area, citing in an emergency declaration "multiple fights, brawls, melees, and other public displays and disturbances of the peace."

Chris Paul says he knows the secret for why he's still a dominant NBA point guard at an age when most of his peers are getting into coaching or figuring out their next steps in life. "I think it changes the nature of what we're in front of here. The 35-year-old Paul continued adding to the resume of his Hall of Fame-worthy career on Sunday night, passing 10,000 assists in the Phoenix Suns' 111-94 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Miami Beach had beforehand imposed a midnight curfew, and alcohol on the seaside is forbidden. And there are even precious fewer places as beautiful as ours that is open."

Jessica Knopf, owner of Sriracha House, said her Washington Avenue restaurant can't afford to close during its profitable late-night period. curfew for another week along famed South Beach, with the possibility of extending it well into April if needed, and stressed this isn't the typical spring break crowd. " I think it changes the nature of what we're in front of here. He encouraged hotel guests in the area to stay indoors, and the city later put out a press release urging all businesses in the curfew zone to "close voluntarily" during the state of emergency.

Moments later, a formation of Miami Beach squad cars and officers on all-terrain vehicles cruised north on Ocean Drive, working to clear the streets. They said it's not college students, but adults looking to let loose in one of the few states fully open during the pandemic.

During an emergency meeting on Sunday, city commissioners voted to extend emergency orders imposing an 8 p.m. Business has been surging in recent weeks as tourists are once again returning to Miami Beach, and Saturday was setting up to be a $5,000 night. "We don't want anybody on the streets after 8 p.m.," Aguila said during an afternoon press conference at City Hall announcing the measures.


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