Local Officials Blame "Outside Agitators," Arrest Records Show Most Are From Here

Jun 1, 2020

The morning after peaceful protests morphed into violent demonstrations in downtown Miami, local officials told the public that most of the “agitators” where “outsiders.”

“Of the 57 people that were arrested, 13 of those 57 live in the City of Miami. OK? So, we have Minnesota, New York. Georgia. People from outside of the county ... [who] were arrested,” said Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina during a Sunday news conference. “The reason I think that’s significant is: Please don’t make the mistake of letting someone from outside suck you in to destroy our city.”

But according to the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections, 30 of the 57 are from Miami-Dade and 11 others have addresses in Broward or Palm Beach County.

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