Florida News that impacts you – June 1st
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Governor DeSantis activated the Florida National Guard in response to the escalation of protests, which at times have turned into riots in Florida. 100 guardsmen were deployed to Tampa, 140 to Miramar and 350 to the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke (South of Jacksonville).
- Senator Marco Rubio, now Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman, stated the protests provided cover for domestic terror groups. Quoting Rubio: These people are violent, domestic extremists and they range from Antifa groups who are radical to the left to some other groups, radical to the right. In fact, groups that I would argue don’t even belong on the political spectrum as we know it. And their goal, while they are ideologically opposed to each other … they hate the police, they hate the government, and they want this country to fall apart … some of them want a Second Civil War.
- Curfews have been used throughout South Florida. Broward and Miami-Dade imposed a 9pm to 6am curfews until further notice. Palm Beach and West Palm Beach have also instituted 9pm-6am curfews.
- Miami-Dade's beaches, originally scheduled to reopen today - won’t due to the civil unrest which led to dozens of arrests over the weekend.Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez stated beaches will reopen once the curfew has been lifted in the county.
- The Florida Keys are now allowing non-residents to enter the Keys. While Monroe County joined most of Florida’s counties with phase 1 reopening four weeks ago, they’d only been open to residents until today.