(Trends Wide) – Following weekend spring break violence in the city, the City of Miami Beach plans to implement a midnight curfew.
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber held a press conference Monday afternoon, where he announced that the curfew will begin at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning and last through Monday at 6 a.m.
City Manager Alina Hudek said she will call for the same curfew next weekend as well.
The public emergency order, signed by Hudek, will go to the city commission at a special meeting on Tuesday for approval, he said.
“If you want to see what a very frustrated and angry mayor looks like, you’re looking at it,” Gelber said.
“What we are seeing and what we are feeling and what we are observing is simply unacceptable on every level,” he added.
Hudek also announced that the Miami Beach Live concert scheduled for this Saturday night will be rescheduled.
Gelber said there were 371 officers in South Beach over the weekend.
Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Clements said that during this year’s spring break period, beginning in February, nine officers were injured in some way.
In a twitter post This Saturday, the Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police said four of those injuries occurred over the weekend.
“This weekend, 4 @MiamiBeachPD officers were injured. This video is a snippet of the crowds and the dangers we face. Officers are SOLD OUT. The party has to end. City officials must take immediate and firm action to ensure the safety of officials and residents. #SpringBreak,” the tweet read.
According to police, three people were injured in a shooting on Ocean Drive early Sunday morning.