Washington DC and its surrounding areas are under a 6 PM curfew after President Trump incited his supporters to commit violence at the United States Capitol Building on Wednesday. Scores of the president’s supporters broke into the Capitol while Congress attempted to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Senate and House of Representative members were forced to evacuate and wear gas masks as rioters broke into offices and the halls of the House. One person was shot and later died during the violence.
President-elect Biden condemned the attack and said, “it’s not protest, it’s insurrection.”
Just a few miles away, MedStar Capitals Iceplex closed its doors early in respect of a 6 PM curfew issued by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in Arlington and Alexandria. A State of Emergency was also issued in the Commonwealth of Virginia.