- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami Beach Police are reporting more than 80 arrests during the first two days of the annual Urban Beach Week hip-hop festival.

According to police, 83 people were arrested from Thursday evening through early Saturday. 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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