DC mayor orders 6 pm curfew after protesters storm Capitol
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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserTwo shot outside of popular restaurants in DC, police still searching for suspects The Hill's Morning Report - Surging COVID-19 infections loom over US, Olympics DC mayor, Nationals issue joint statement against gun violence MORE (D) ordered a 6 p.m. curfew after hundreds of President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

"Today, I'm ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7," wrote Bowser.

"During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand or motor by car or other mode of transport upon any street, alley, park, or other public spaces within the District," she said.

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Shortly after 2 p.m., protesters stormed into the Capitol building. Lawmakers in the building were told to shelter inside their offices. Vice President Pence was removed from the Senate chamber as the protesters gathered outside the Capitol.

Bowser on Monday activated the National Guard in anticipation of the protests.