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MBPD: 83 Arrests So Far During Urban Beach Week

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Police ready for the crowds at Urban Beach Weekend over the Memorial Day holiday on South Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Police ready for the crowds at Urban Beach Weekend over the Memorial Day holiday on South Beach. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — More than 80 people were arrested in the first two days of Miami Beach’s  annual Urban Beach Week hip-hop festival.

According to Miami Beach Police, 83 people were arrested from Thursday evening through early Saturday, May 24th. The majority of the arrests were for drug charges or other misdemeanors.

That’s down from 141 arrests during the same time period last year. Police reported 414 arrests for the entire Memorial Day weekend event last year. The vast majority of those arrests were for drugs or misdemeanor offenses.

The weekend has become known for large crowds and a heavy police presence in South Beach.

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