Police Warn Protesters May Block Traffic on the MacArthur Causeway This Afternoon

Last weekend's protest in Wynwood.
Last weekend's protest in Wynwood.
Photo by Anthony Spinello

Miami Beach police are warning motorists to expect more protests on a major causeway connecting the mainland to the beach this afternoon. Though, this time police expect the protests may go down on the MacArthur Causeway as opposed to the Julia Tuttle.

However, Facebook event pages affiliated with the planned protest make no mention of trekking to the MacArthur.

See also: Police Brutality Protesters Shut Down 195, March Through Wynwood

The department released the following statement on Twitter:

"The Police Department is advising members of the Miami Beach community that a demonstration in downtown Miami scheduled for later this afternoon (Friday, 12/12/14) may have a significant impact on traffic to and from Miami Beach particularly on the MacArthur Causeway. Motorists are urged to leave extra time for travel to and from Miami Beach and to consider using alternative routes to the MacArthur causeway between 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. today."

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The department appears to be getting its info from the Facebook event #ShutItDown #Ferguson2Miami. The event is encouraging protestors to meet at the Torch of Friendship in downtown Miami at 6:30 p.m. However, only 107 people have RSVP'd as "going," and the group appears to not have a specific route in mind. Many though have suggested blocking traffic to the PortMiami.

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