Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a citywide curfew for 6 p.m. as demonstrators contesting the presidential election results overtook the city and stormed into the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday.
The curfew will last from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday. The mandate does not apply to essential workers, including media personnel.
“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 place within the District,” the order states.
The curfew comes two days after Bowser activated D.C.’s National Guard to help monitor and control the throngs of pro-Trump demonstrators who filled the city in protest of the 2020 election. GW also issued students a pair of advisories earlier this week, announcing the closure of on-campus libraries and warning the University community to “remain vigilant” amid the protests.