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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 02:14 PM

Live updates: D.C. mayor issues citywide 11 p.m. curfew

Live updates: D.C. mayor issues citywide 11 p.m. curfew; protesters march on U.S. Capitol on sixth day of protests in D.C.


A sixth day of protests in Washington began Wednesday with a demonstration at the Capitol. The protest came after as many as 2,000 demonstrators descended on Washington on Tuesday, the largest and most boisterous crowd to gather in the nation’s capital during protests over George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police.

Here are some significant developments:

• Protesters returned to Washington for a sixth day Wednesday as people lay face down near ornate fountains on the East Front of the Capitol, hands held behind their backs as though cuffed. At noon, hundreds stood in the rain at the Capitol chanting, “I can’t breathe!”

• After two nights with a curfew that began at 7 p.m., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced Wednesday that a curfew will go into effect at 11 p.m. and extend through 6 a.m. Thursday.

• Bowser raised concerns Wednesday about the expanding outside law enforcement footprint in the District amid days of large demonstrations, saying, “we should all be concerned about who is giving the orders.” Over the past few days, numerous federal police agencies and National Guard members from several states have deployed across the city.

• Many protesters on Tuesday said they came out because of what happened Monday, when hundreds of peaceful demonstrators were forcefully cleared from Lafayette Square — one of the country’s most symbolic places of protest — by federal forces at the behest of Attorney General William P. Barr, before President Trump walked across the square to pose for photos at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Many protesters were struck with pepper balls; others were pushed and hit.

11 PM tonight through 6 AM tomorrow. The last 2 days have been difficult for workers who need to get home and for voting in long lines yesterday.

It's pointless trying to drive with street closures all around the white house including Constitution Ave, H St, and other main roads.

DC needs statehood to protect us from our own president.

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