Residents are protesting outdoors Miami Seaside Metropolis Corridor because the chaos over the spring break continues to be a trigger for concern
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The protesters took to the streets on Saturday afternoon and said enough was enough.
They are upset about what led Miami Beach officials to enforce a curfew and block roads and these are violent, illegal crowds that have roamed the streets for the past few weeks.
There were over 100 people outside Miami Beach City Hall for what they called the “Take Back the City Protest”.
Miami Beach residents protest outside City Hall. (WPLG)
Attendees were frustrated Miami Beach residents grappling with another year of chaos over the spring break.
“I screamed about it for a long time,” said South Florida political activist Kristen Rosen Gonzalez.
The spring break in Miami Beach made headlines around the world this year due to the chaos and crime.
“When we get this terrible PR, it affects everyone because people are scared to come here,” said Rosen Gonzalez. “We welcome everyone to Miami Beach, but we want people to stop destroying our city.”
Residents expressed their frustration on Saturday, saying the city should have been better prepared.
When the second week of curfew began at 8 p.m., workers were able to evacuate Ocean Drive and close outdoor cafes and restaurants.
“I think that particular area really needs to be muted at night, and we’ll do that until it’s clear we don’t have to,” said Dan Gelber, Miami Beach Mayor.
Residents protest outside City Hall as the spring break irregularity continues in Miami Beach
Despite the measures, residents still want to know what plan the mayor has for the future.
“Are we going to take the strong steps we have to take to close the party,” said Rosen Gonzalez.
Miami Beach Police stood by during the peaceful protest to make sure everything was kept safe.
“We want the city to address this as a public safety issue. People are having a good time and are safe,” said David McKinney, a Miami Beach resident.
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