(Miami Beach) Party ends in Miami Beach: Authorities in the touristy city of Florida have declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in the wake of rioters leaving their hands.
As with every March, during the spring break, thousands of people flocked to the party on this barrier island facing Miami. This year, the phenomenon is even more severe, with months of mourning and health restrictions in the country and after the seal, 13% of the population is fully vaccinated as the epidemic is under control.
“Get vaccinated, so you can come here and have fun,” Jalen Robb, a student from Texas, told AFP.
Every evening, the same scene: Unmasked youths across the country dance to the sounds of loud loudspeakers on the roofs of cars, often arguing with the police.
“More people are clear than in previous years,” city mayor Dan Gelber ruled, declaring a state of emergency and imposing a curfew.
By 8pm, all tourists now have to leave the streets, bars and restaurants need to lower the screen. The measures, scheduled for Saturday, will run for at least 72 hours.
Sipping beers on the sand with friends despite the restrictions, John Perez did not hide his frustration: “It really sucks,” the young Texan told AFP.
“It’s a lot of fun here. We have good weather, on the beach.”
The mayor of Miami Beach accused the influx of tourists of “having very few open spaces elsewhere in the country, or it’s too cold there.” ”
Restaurants reopened here last May and beaches in June. Republican Governor Ron de Santis was never ordered to wear a mask.