Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spring Break Crowds Shuts Down Miami Beach Ocean Drive

Spring Break Crowds Miami Beach Ocean Drive
College students from Georgia and Florida took over Ocean Drive in Miami Beach leading to a shut down for hours Friday as spring break crowds filled the sand and streets.

Spring beakers descended upon South Beach, Ocean Drive in Miami for the first week of 8 weeks long Spring Break. There were 35 arrests during the first weekend. Last year, the second weekend of spring break brought mayhem, including 50 arrests and the murder of a 20-year-old on Ocean Drive.
2017 Spring Break Crowds Miami Beach

College students Ocean Drive in Miami Beach

Between March 3, 2016 and April 16, 2016, Miami Beach saw an estimated 136,330 people visit the beach between South Pointe and 15th Street each weekend, according to a letter to commissioners from City Manager Jimmy Morales.

Miami Beach Police hired extra staff to control the rowdy partiers for the eight weeks of festivities
There is a ban on drinking, floats, loud music and police have limited the number of people in certain areas. However, the restrictions didn't stop students from drinking heavily and twerking in front of weary police

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