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DC Mayor Tightens Curfew Following 'Significant Damage' Overnight

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Muriel Bowser (Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 01 June 2020 02:16 PM

Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, said Monday that she is ordering an earlier curfew to be put in place, starting at 7 p.m. EST instead of the 11 p.m. EST starting time that was in place on Sunday night, when protests resulted in “significant damage” to the city.

"Tonight, I'm ordering another curfew in Washington, D.C. We want your voices to be heard, but we also want to protect the safety of everyone in our city," Bowser said at a press conference Monday morning, according to NBC News. This curfew will remain in effect until Tuesday morning, though there was no specific time mentioned.

More than 80 people were arrested on Sunday, some were charged with felony rioting and some with burglary, according to D.C. Chief of Police Peter Newsham.

"Significant damage” was caused throughout the city, with much of it occurring in Lafayette Square near the White House, Bowser said.

"We will not allow the continued destruction of our hometown by people who are coming here to protest or by D.C. residents,” she added.

"We certainly empathize with the righteous cause that people are here protesting. Every single American should be outraged by the murder of George Floyd, however, smashed windows and looting are becoming a bigger story than the broken systems that got us here," Bowser said.

The Monday evening curfew does not include members of the media or essential workers, and voters should still be able to vote at the polls in the primary election on Tuesday.

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Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, said Monday that she is ordering an earlier curfew to be put in place, starting at 7 p.m. EST instead of the 11 p.m. EST starting time that was in place on Sunday night, when protests resulted in "significant damage" to...
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