Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency and implemented a curfew for Sunday night until Monday morning due to the violent shootings and chaos on the streets as spring break kicks off.
NBC 6 South Florida reported a deadly shooting on Friday night. That followed another deadly shooting on Sunday morning.
Besides the deadly shootings, there was chaos on the streets.
🚨#BREAKING: Reports of out control Spring Breakers jumping on occupied cars with fights breaking out— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 20, 2023
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Police are responding to Numerous reports of unmanageable crowds of Spring Breakers in Miami Beach, which have resulted in altercations and instances of… https://t.co/2hH8B7R8WW pic.twitter.com/zHaR6dbw3u
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
Shocking surveillance footage shows spring break execution on Ocean Drive, Ft Lauderdale suspect has been arrested pic.twitter.com/31SM1f340g— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) March 20, 2023
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The City of Miami Beach declares state of emergency, implements curfew pic.twitter.com/VLp4nzIl5T
For the third consecutive year, city officials have declared emergencies over wild spring break parties.
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber posted a video message Sunday about the crowds and presence of firearms have “created a peril that cannot go unchecked” despite law enforcement presence in the area. The mayor seems to regret allowing spring break this year:
“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."
Here's Gelber's video message:
Gelber's office also released a press release about the chaos over the weekend, describing "the two shootings and the excessively large and unruly crowds, and to mitigate dangerous and illegal conduct."
Recall about a week ago, we spotted the first wave of spring breakers headed to South Florida.
When will South Florida politicians put an end to the mass partying that usually results in week-long periods of chaos?