Miami Beach Declares State of Emergency After Spring Break Shootings

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Miami Beach officials declared a state of emergency following a spate of spring break-related shootings.

The state of emergency and curfew will start on Thursday, announced Miami Beach City manager Alina T. Hudak on Monday. Mayor Dan Gelber made the official announcement outside Miami Beach City Hall.

“If you want to see what a very frustrated and angry mayor looks like, you’re looking at him,” said Gelber, according to local media. “Our city is well past its endpoint. We can’t endure this anymore.”

Gelber announced that the new measures related to crowd control will be enforced for the remainder of the spring break period. The curfew will impact the area south of 23rd Street to South Pointe Drive, and from the Atlantic Ocean to Biscayne Bay, and it will run from 12 a.m. until 6 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, officials said.

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