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Hundreds Arrested As ‘Gayest Place On Planet Earth’ Over Run For Spring Break During Pandemic

The mayor of Miami Beach said hundreds of people were arrested and at least two police officers were injured this weekend as thousands of spring breakers flocked to the popular South Florida destination — ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols.

The mayor of Miami Beach said hundreds of people were arrested and at least two police officers were injured this weekend as thousands of spring breakers flocked to the popular South Florida destination — ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols. On Friday, the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted that officers were forced to use pepper balls to disperse a “very large” disorderly crowd as it took a subject into custody. Miami Beach Police Chief Rick Clements said “What happened was a large crowd gathered at some point in time there were people that went ahead and walked into the crowd started throwing up money into the air causing a larger crowd to gather.” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said “We’ve got too many people coming, we’ve got too many people acting out and we have COVID at the same time, so it’s a triple threat.” The city of Miami Beach extended a state of emergency declaration and emergency measures through March 17, which includes a midnight curfew. Florida does not have a statewide mask mandate and has lifted restrictions on restaurants and other businesses and seems to be the reason why the restrictions are not being followed in the heart of Covid-19 pandemic.

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