Washington DC Mayor Bowser extends emergency order for two more weeks - UPDATED
- 07 January 2021
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made a decision to extend the public safety emergency order for 15 days, until January 21, or through the Inauguration Day (on January 20), APA reports citing Reuters.
Announcing late on Wednesday her new order on the 15-day extension Bowser said in a statement that "President [Donald] Trump continues to fan rage and violence by contending that the Presidential election was invalid."
Bowser ordered a citywide curfew (from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) on Wednesday afternoon in the wake of mass protests near the building of the US Congress.
Authorities in Washington D.C. on Wednesday imposed a curfew in light of the protests and unrest in the city center, according to the city Mayor Muriel Bowser, APA reports citing BBC.
She clarified that the curfew is imposed in the District of Columbia from 6:00 pm Wednesday, January 6, until 6:00 am Thursday, January 7. Bowser clarified that only those who received special permission, as well as emergency workers, can be on the streets.