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Dozens arrested on Fort Lauderdale beach

From CBS4:

Fort Lauderdale police believe hundreds of young people made their way to the beach for one reason this Memorial Day: to cause trouble.

Police described a volatile scene Monday night as they arrested dozens of people that were part of unruly crowds.

Two separate incidents late Monday afternoon kept officers busy. One scene was near the area of 31st Avenue and West Broward Boulevard and the other was near the beach close to A1A.

Fort Lauderdale police were in riot gear as a large crowd of young people moved through A1A reportedly causing mayhem.

“We had several reports of individuals who were reaching into vehicles, striking drivers. We have reports individuals who were jumping on top of taxicabs,” said Detective Deanna Greenlaw, spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

Police officials said a group of young people came to the beach to fight and when police quickly broke it up, they scattered through the streets.

“This was something that was planned through these individuals and they were coming to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park for this purpose, to cause a problem,” Greenlaw said.

Some people who witnessed the scene said the situation got out of hand.

Others said police sprayed the troublemakers with mace.

Go to miami.cbslocal.com for the full story.

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Jack

TNB. If they can't eat it or screw it, they will tear it up and s. all over it. I believe in shooting to kill.

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