Miami Beach Sets Curfew to Control Spring Break Crowds After 2 Shootings
Emma Bowman, NPR, March 19, 2023
The city of Miami Beach has imposed an overnight curfew during spring break to prevent violence and “unruly crowds” after two fatal shootings took place over the weekend.
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The two shootings, one on Friday night and another early Sunday, left two people dead, according to a separate news release.
It’s the third consecutive year that Miami Beach has set a curfew and issued a state of emergency during spring break festivities. Last year, city officials imposed restrictions after five people were injured in shootings. In 2021, restrictions were implemented over coronavirus fears.