'United At Home': David Guetta fans break social distancing norms in Miami, cops disperse crowd in open space

'United At Home': David Guetta fans break social distancing norms in Miami, cops disperse crowd in open space
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Internation EDM superstar David Guetta was set to perform a two-hour DJ set on Saturday, April 18, from Miami, Florida, in order to help non-profit organisations working to take the COVID-19 pandemic. 

United At Home, the unique live stream event, was a fundraiser for the World Health Organisation, Feeding South Florida, the French Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris, and Feeding America. The concert drew in about 6.2 million people watching on Facebook, about 341,000 were streaming on YouTube and about 385,000 had watched on Twitch.

But the live stream concert that was supposed to be enjoyed in the comfort of one's home as a result of social distancing had broken most social rules by the end of it. 

Residents of Miami couldn't bring themselves to sit in the confines of their homes as at least 200 people gathered on the streets near One Miami Condo, 325 S. Biscayne Blvd., according to reports.


Miami Police, on the other hand, came in their cruisers to break up the party, ordering people to head home. The city and the state is practising social distancing guidelines to avoid the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. 

The police just asked people to vacate the area without making any arrests. "Gather all of your belongings and vacate the area," the police said.


"Everyone so far has been cooperative," a Miami police spokesperson said. 

As of Saturday morning, the Florida Department of Health reported 25,492 confirmed coronavirus cases statewide and the death toll at 748. Miami-Dade County reported 9,045 cases and 198 deaths.

Before starting his live concert, the 52-year-old DJ had said in a statement that he is eager to share with his fans what he had created. "I'm very excited to share what's been in the works for some time now. My heart goes out to all those suffering from the global health pandemic and I hope that this live stream event will bring people together and help raise money for those in need."


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