D.C. mayor orders 6 p.m. curfew after protesters storm U.S. Capitol building

by Jenny Mount · Jan 6th, 2021 5:57 pm

Last Updated Jan 7th, 2021 at 7:36 am

A 6 p.m. curfew has been put in place by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser after hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday afternoon.

"Today, I'm ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7," said Bowser in a written statement. "During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand or motor by car or other mode of transport upon any street, alley, park, or other public spaces within the District," she said.

Just after 2 p.m., Trump supporters stormed into the Capitol building. Lawmakers took shelter inside their offices, and Vice President Pence was removed from the Senate chamber.

In anticipation of the protests, Bowser had already activated the National Guard on Monday.


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