Chaos in South Beach as Spring Breakers Clash with Cops Over COVID Curfew
If you thought eating the worm at the bottom of a bottle of Mezcal was a rough way to end the night on spring break, try getting pepper sprayed.
There is a large, overarching feeling in America today that the coronavirus pandemic is just about over. And yes, there is some merit to the idea that we have at least reached the beginning of the end of the pandemic thanks to a number of newly approved vaccines and the natural antibody gathering that some of us have been unwillingly engaged in – but it is still a bit early to say that we’re back to “normal”.
For the youth of our nation, normal is going to be arrive whenever they feel like it, however, as their hormone-induced egotism continues to paint them in a bit of an irresponsible light.
In Miami, this primal behavior was on full display this week.
About 150 people were arrested in Miami Beach over the weekend as throngs of unruly spring breakers descended on the city.
Friday marked the wildest day in the party hotspot as about 120 people were arrested and two police officers were injured during clashes with the revelers, Local 10 News reported.
“It is really a difficult situation,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said of the weekend debauchery.
“A lot of people are coming here and they are coming here with the wrong intentions,” he said, according to another report from the outlet.
The city is under a midnight curfew amid the pandemic.
Then came the unthinkable…
The officers who were injured had been attempting to make an arrest when they were attacked, authorities said.
“The crowd ended up turning on those officers who were there,” Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said, according to the report.
Things were so rowdy on Friday night that police used pepper spray ball to disperse the crowd.
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