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Know Your Rights for DC Curfew

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Community Advocate
Published: Jan. 17, 2021

After Trump supporters and far-right insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Mayor Bowser of Washington DC declared a state of public emergency, which included a curfew extending from 6pm on January 6, 2021 to 6am on January 7, 2021 for all persons in the District. The Mayor has extended the public emergency through January 21, 2021, which would allow her to again impose a curfew at any time during that period. This resource explains the rights people hold in regards to the DC curfew.