MIAMI, FL ( — With images of protests and violence nationwide as a backdrop, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez a short time ago issued a curfew for all of Miami-Dade County. This affects all cities and towns in the county — there is no opting out.

There does not appear to be an age group targeted — the curfew applies to all people. It starts at 10 p.m. (May 30, 2020).

I-95 in Miami-Dade is already shut down due to protestors.

Residents and visitors are actively questioning the effectiveness of the curfew on social media, suggesting that announcing a 10 p.m. curfew at 9 p.m. on a Saturday night is a little late to order everyone inside.

The announcement follows this announcement from Miami-Dade police a short time earlier:

“A dispersal order has also been issued commanding all persons so assembled or within the Miami-Dade County Government Center, located at 111 NW 1st Street in Miami-Dade County, to immediately and peaceably depart the area. If you do not leave, you are hereby trespassing, and will be arrested. If you will resist arrest, you may be subject to other police action, which may include the use of less lethal munitions which could cause significant risk of injury to those who remain. Please begin to depart immediately and follow the directions of officers on the scene.”

While the curfew does not directly affect Palm Beach County, anyone in Palm Beach County planning to drive to Miami-Dade County this evening should be aware of the situation.


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