The Most Common Charge Was Curfew Violation

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Corrections is reporting 57 people were arrested following a night of unrest.

According to the department, the most common charge was curfew violation.

The department added “there was a small portion of individuals who came from out of state including the states of Minnesota, Michigan, and New York,” as confirmed by home addresses on their arrest forms.

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A peaceful protest demanding justice for George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, started around 3 p.m. near Bayfront Park.

Protesters took it on the road to I-95, with some eventually marching down the exit ramp to gather outside the Miami Police Department headquarters.

As night fell, it became chaotic and police used tear gas and a mandatory dispersal order to thin the crowd.

Some people began looting stores at Bayside Marketplace several blocks away.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez quickly issued a mandatory curfew starting at 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

The city of Miami followed suit with a curfew of its own also at 10:00 p.m. Saturday. The Miami curfew will be even earlier Sunday, going from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

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