Miami residents can’t resist going
outside during the coronavirus pandemic when EDM is
blasting. As David Guetta live-streamed a two-hour show to
raise money for coronavirus relief, over a hundred people
amassed on the streets. Miami police weren’t having it.
On Saturday, producer
and DJ David Guetta, in partnership with the Miami Downtown
Development Authority, played a two-hour concert streamed
across the world to raise money for four nonprofit groups,
including Feeding South Florida, which will fund more than
one million meals in the area.
The concert drew in about 6.2 million people watching on
Facebook, about 341,000 were streaming on YouTube and about
385,000 had watched on Twitch.
But watching the concert from the safety of your own home
wasn’t enough for more than 200 people who crowded together
on the streets near One Miami Condo, 325 S. Biscayne Blvd.,
to hear the echos of the blasting EDM music, a bystander
told the Miami Herald.
Miami police said large crowds of that number weren’t
assembling at one place.
Social distancing guidelines and safer-at-home orders are in
place in the City of Miami and across the state that
strongly recommended not being in crowds of more than 10
Miami police cruisers came swiftly to break up the party and
ordered people back to their homes.
More than 200 Miami residents amassed near One Miami
Condo, 325 S Biscayne Blvd, to hear David Guetta’s two-hour show to
raise money for coronavirus relief. Miami police wasn’t having it
and dispersed the crowd.
“Gather all of your
belongings and vacate the area,” police can be heard
ordering in a video sent to the Herald.
Police said no arrests
or incidents occurred, officers just told residents to move
along and maintain social distancing.
“Everyone so far has been cooperative,” a Miami police