MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – Saying ‘enough is enough’ several community activists are gathering forces for a rally Friday evening in front of Miami Beach City Hall to urge city leaders to end Urban Beach Weekend.

Herb Sosa, who publishes the online magazine Ambiente, is a leading figure to end the unofficial Memorial Day weekend event which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to South Beach.

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In an open letter to Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower, Sosa writes that the Urban Beach weekend “shows our city as nothing short of a warzone – Filthy streets, a drive by shooting, multiple cars crashed in the process, and total chaos on the streets. This is unacceptable and must be controlled before we totally lose our city, tourism & residents. It is not limited to Ocean Drive or Collins – there isn’t a residential street in South Beach not affected by tons of garbage, crime to our vehicles, excessive noise 24 hours a day, and simply a lack of respect for our community, citizens & property.”

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Peter Joseph Tapia has set up a Facebook page is support of the rally and ending the Urban Beach weekend. The page has more than 3,200 ‘Likes’.

On the page, Antero Blanco posted:

“Tomorrow we all gather to demand MIAMI BEACH remains well-preserved and a safe haven for all our residents and tourists! Unruly and unlawful visitors are NOT welcome in our city!”

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Tapia said the rally, which will begin at 6 p.m., will hopefully send the message to city leaders that their neighborhoods should remain safe and respected, and not overrun by ‘Fear, Mobs & Filth’.