The City of Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency due several shooting and unruly spring break crowds.
Mayor Dan Gelber along with several city leaders made the announcement at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, initiating new crowd control measures.
One of the measures is a curfew that will begin on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. and will end at 6 a.m. Monday.
A city sponsored concert for Broadway singer Bernadette Peters that was supposed to take place this Saturday has also been rescheduled.
Authorities say at least four Miami Beach Officers were injured in South Beach’s entertainment district this weekend and at least five people have been shot on Ocean Ave since the start of spring break:
This weekend, we’ve had 4 @MiamiBeachPD officers injured. This video is a snippet of the crowds and dangers we face. Officers are EXHAUSTED. The party needs to end. City officials must take immediate and firm action to ensure the safety of officers and residents. #SpringBreak pic.twitter.com/ZpL0rk2Ch9
— Miami Beach FOP (@MiamiBeachFOP) March 20, 2022
In addition to the state of emergency, Mayor Gelber is also expected to announce new crowd control measures that will stay in place for the remainder of spring break.