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Virginia governor declares state of emergency in response to rioting at US Capitol

Source : 112 Ukraine

Alexandria and Arlington, which border Washington DC, now have a curfew from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am
08:30, 7 January 2021

Police clash with Trump supporters at Capitol Hill
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a state of emergency as well as set a 6 p.m. ET curfew for the Arlington and Alexandria areas neighboring Washington, DC. Northam wrote about this on his Twitter page.

Related: Hundreds of Trump supporters storm Capitol Hall

"At the request of the administrations of Alexandria and Arlington, I am declaring a curfew from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am in these jurisdictions, with limited exceptions. I am also issuing a State of Emergency in Virginia, so we can continue to respond," the governor wrote.

These cities border Washington, D.C., where protests by supporters of President Donald Trump took place on January 6.

Also, a woman was shot in the Capitol on Wednesday after hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the building and faced off with law enforcement

Related: Situation in Washington escalated: What is happening in Congress now, - photo, video

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