Washington D.C. Mayor orders curfew amid protests

Curfew for District of Columbia will start at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday and last until Monday at 6:00 a.m.

Ben Ariel ,

Protest near the White House, May 31, 2020
Protest near the White House, May 31, 2020
Reuters

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a citywide curfew overnight Sunday.

In a tweet, Bowser said the curfew for the District of Columbia will start at 11:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31, and will last until Monday, June 1 at 6:00 a.m.

The mayor has also activated the D.C. National Guard to "support the Metropolitan Police Department."

The curfew follows the protests throughout the D.C. region following the death of George Floyd during an arrest.

On Saturday, governors in several US states called in National Guard troops as the protests over police killings of black men intensified.

Among those who called in the National Guard was Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The call came after several businesses in Dallas were looted and vandalized during a protest overnight Friday.

Other states to have called in the National Guard are Minnesota, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Utah.



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