Miami Beach declares emergency over uncontrollable spring break crowd, Ron DeSantis under fire: 'He must resign'

On March 18, DeSantis said his state will not be 'doing any vaccine passports' calling the documents 'unacceptable'. Three days later, an emergency was imposed on Miami Beach


                            Miami Beach declares emergency over uncontrollable spring break crowd, Ron DeSantis under fire: 'He must resign'
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis comes under fire after Miami Beach goes under curfew (Getty Images)

Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency due to an influx of spring breakers who flooded the city last week. A curfew will be in effect at 8 pm for 72 hours, starting Saturday, March 20, Miami Beach Interim City Manager Raul Aguila announced. When the news dropped on social media, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis started getting slammed on Twitter.

On Thursday, March 18, during a public health roundtable, DeSantis said his state will not be "doing any vaccine passports", calling the existence of such documents "unacceptable." "I think from Florida's perspective, we're not doing any vaccine passports. I mean, that's totally unacceptable," he said.

"So people don't have to worry about it here in the state of Florida. And if folks try to start doing it privately, you know, we may have had a role to play there as well, because I do think it's unacceptable." Three days after this announcement, an emergency was imposed on Miami Beach.

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An officer walks toward a police SUV next to the third street lifeguard stand on March 22, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida (Getty Images)

"As we hit the peak of the peak of spring break, we are quite simply overwhelmed," City Manager Raul Aguila said on March 20. Crowds on March 19 resembled those of a rock concert, according to officials. "You couldn't see pavement and you couldn't see grass," Aguila said. State figures indicate parts of South Florida have continued to be hot spots for Covid-19 transmission. The state has surpassed 2 million Covid-19 cases.



 

One user said, "Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency because Ron DeSantis prematurely declared a victory over Covid-19 and they're a Spring Break disaster right now." Another wrote, "Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency because Florida Man is their governor."



 



 

One angry user tweeted, "Miami Beach is on lockdown because the Governor is an incompetent moron killing Floridians and he must resign. Get rid of DeSantis!" Another said, "it would be interesting to see if it's possible for the city of Miami beach to sue the governor for his role in this disaster."



 



 

In a series of tweets, Health economist Eric Feigl-Ding said, "Soooo, the Miami Beach is not complying anymore. What do you expect after Florida’s governor completely negates any local ordinance by banning penalties on any mitigation mandates?" A user added, "We hate having him as the governor. Miami Beach is all on him, absolutely, without a doubt."

An aerial view from a drone shows an empty, closed beach as the city continues its efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on March 24, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida (Getty Images)


 



 

One user said, "Miami Beach should have declared a state of emergency over Ron DeSantis being governor of Florida." Another said, "Selfish, stupidity, enabled by a Governor #DeSantis who cares not for the people of Florida and long term economic prosperity. #COVIDIOTS #GOPBetrayedAmerica City of Miami Beach Declares the State of Emergency in Response to Spring Break Crowds."



 



 

 

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