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Bowser orders new curfew; ‘Sad and angry’ after destruction, mayhem in DC during protests

June 1st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered another curfew for the District on Monday, starting at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., following protests in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody.

She said the city will also be under a curfew Tuesday night.

“I have spent this morning walking around the city to assess damage, and there is significant damage in the downtown areas, especially in the blocks immediately around Lafayette Square,” Bowser said at a news conference.

“And I want to be very clear about something, as the nation’s capital: We are frequent hosts to First Amendment demonstrations, and we applaud the American spirit of protest, and especially protest to the federal government.

“However, we do not and we will not, allow the continued destruction of our hometown by people who are coming here to protest or by D.C. residents,” Bowser said.

She said that every single American should be outraged by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd, a black man, pleaded for air as an officer pressed a knee into his neck. The officer has been charged with murder and manslaughter.

One Response to “Bowser orders new curfew; ‘Sad and angry’ after destruction, mayhem in DC during protests”

  1. June 02, 2020 at 2:45 am, Joe Wellberg said:

    I wonder how when Summer comes and the weather is very hot and forcing people to keep wearing face mask at places of employment or as consumers and someone needs air decides to take it off and then some lunatic person forcibly makes them put it back on. You’ll see fights breakout then.

    Yes I am outraged but I don’t go around and destroy property, block bridges or throw stuff at the police.

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