City of Miami Beach announces 8 p.m. curfew due to spring break crowds

The City of Miami Beach announced an 8 p.m. curfew, starting on Saturday due to large spring break crowds.

The city's interim manager Raul Aguila "declared a state of emergency throughout the city in light of the Miami Beach Police Department's significant concerns relating to larger than expected spring break crowds," according to a news release.

The state of emergency details road closures, suspension of sidewalk cafe operations and delivery services only until 12 a.m. in highly-trafficked areas.


The measures being put into place are to curb out-of-control spring break crowds. This comes after weeks of violent incidents, including flights, stampedes, confrontations with police, and even a deadly shooting.

"In the past five and a half weeks, we've seen close to over 900 arrests," police said.

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The curfew will reportedly be in effect for at least 72 hours. Tourists and hotel guests are being told to stay indoors during curfew hours. A countywide curfew is already in place.

Nevertheless, as the curfew hit on Saturday, many people were still out in the streets. 

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