City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said the tear gas was fired after officers witnessed two vehicles being looted and vandalized by protestors. He said that other than the gas, there was no clash between protestors and police. Over the weekend, the South Florida community joined in nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died under the of Minneapolis police. In Lauderhill on Sunday, the Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward, Broward DSA and Broward Dream Defenders are organizing a protest at 3 p.m. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a countywide curfew of 10 p.m. later in the night. Hallandale Beach later issued a curfew of 11 p.m. The city of Miami will have its own 8 p.m. curfew for Sunday night, but protests are still scheduled to take place in the state. “We wanted to give the protestors the opportunity to express themselves peacefully. We understood there was a tremendous amount of anger – justifiably so – over the despicable act that occurred with George Floyd,” Suarez said. “And, by and large, that’s what they did.” By the end of the night, Miami-Dade Police announced 46 arrests had been made as a result of the protest. Sections of the city were shut down and eventually, police began firing tear gas and pepper spray at a crowd outside the City of Miami Police Department. Protestors were also seen throwing objects at police and setting cars on fire. The protests began peacefully in the afternoon, but as the march went on and the crowds grew, tensions began to mount between residents and members of law enforcement. Defund the police. Close the jails. Shelter for ALL now. In love and rage for George Floyd and all the homies and relatives we have lost at the hands of police and the rebellions lighting the way. Fuck 12. See you Sunday ? pic.twitter.com/i3LPpdhYt6— THEE Miami Dream Defenders (@MiamiSquaDD) May 30, 2020 Locally, in addition to protests in Tampa and Coral Gables, hundreds of protestors gathered at the Torch of Friendship and Biscayne Blvd. in downtown Miami on Saturday, chanting “No justice, no peace. No racist police”. Across major states including California, New York, Georgia, Minnesota, Washington, South Carolina, among others, hundreds of demonstrators lined the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd, and the overall police brutality in America. The protests have also gone global, in cities like London, Berlin, Toronto and Copenhagen. Effective tonight at 10PM through 6AM tomorrow morning, a citywide curfew is in effect. Tomorrow night, Sunday, May 31, the citywide curfew will be in effect from 8PM through 6AM. Read more: https://t.co/wrQwq3kByR. pic.twitter.com/AqfyuYqBz3— City of Miami (@CityofMiami) May 31, 2020 In northwest Miami, THEE Miami Dream Defenders have a protest scheduled for the same time. Miami-Dade also suspended its transit services, which includes the Metrorail, Metromover and Metrobus for the remainder of the weekend. A peaceful protest on May 30 in-front of the Tampa Police Department.
Butler100 Worth Wright38088.17 Butler2 Floyd663131.96 Franklin179 Floyd7072.16 Area Total104854.97 Hancock106 Winnebago69 Mitchell6588.53 Wright3706114.15 Deaths July case countCases before July 1New since July 1% since July 1 Winnebago3043.49 Area Total1737 Kossuth3345.2 Franklin7710256.98 Worth52 Mitchell76 Mitchell Kossuth324156.16 Area Total26 Franklin3 Worth153771.15 Hancock475955.66 Cerro Gordo16 Floyd97 Butler475353 Wright431 Hancock2 Confirmed Cases Floyd2 Winnebago Worth1834.62 Butler8181 Kossuth Cerro Gordo554 Franklin9955.31 Cerro Gordo19532.19 DES MOINES — Three new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Iowa.According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website, the number of deaths statewide has risen to 839. 458 additional positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Iowa to bring the total number of cases identified since the start of the pandemic to 43,196. Of those, 31,196 people have recovered, or just above 72%.Looking at numbers in our listening area as of 11 o’clock this morning: a total of 1737 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the start of the pandemic — 554 in Cerro Gordo; 431 in Wright; 179 in Franklin; 106 in Hancock; 100 in Butler; 97 in Floyd; 76 in Mitchell; 73 in Kossuth; 69 in Winnebago and 52 in Worth. 926 of those 1737 positive cases in the area have come since July 1st, or 53.3%. 82% of Cerro Gordo County’s 554 cases have come in July.Of those 1737 positive cases, 1048 have recovered — 380 in Wright; 195 in Cerro Gordo; 99 in Franklin; 81 in Butler; 77 in Hancock; 70 in Floyd; 65 in Mitchell; 33 in Kossuth; 30 in Winnebago; and 18 in Worth — for a percentage recovered of just under 55%.Eight more people in the area have been hospitalized to bring the number of COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized as of July 27th to 20. Kossuth73 Mitchell294761.84 Hancock7772.64 Area Total81192653.31 Winnebago264362.31 Cerro Gordo10245281.59 Total % Recovered Recovered Wright1 read more