“Calling the attack on the Capitol an attack not only on Democracy, but on our DC values,” Mayor Bowser has extended the emergency order issued earlier that afternoon until 3 p.m. Jan. 21, in an effort to keep peace in the District until after the inauguration if President-Elect Joe Biden.
The order gives the Mayor additional authority over business operations and the movement of DC residents for an extraordinary event, allowing her to order a curfew.
“As far as the curfew goes, for the remainder of the event will announce that as we see it,” Bowser said. “Police especially need the tool in the evening hours, when it becomes night. And we know if we provide about four hours notice about that can be effective for us.”
More than 52 people have already been arrested, many for violations of the curfew. Four people died on the Capitol Grounds, one shot in the Capitol Building.
Bowser said that as of 10:51 p.m. the Capitol Building and grounds were secure.
I have issued Mayor’s Order 2021-003, extending the public emergency declared earlier today for a total of 15 days, until and unless provided for by further Mayoral Order.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 7, 2021