Yesterday’s events in Washington D.C. resulted in at least four people dying and close to 60 individuals being taken into custody by law enforcement.
Individuals who donned American flags, MAGA and other pro-Trump attire barged into Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon. Videos showed these individuals clashing with police officers and making their way up the stairs of Congress. Other footage and images showed demonstrators sitting in congressional chambers and offices.
The ramifications of yesterday’s displays appear to be only just beginning. With 13 days remaining until President Trump’s term expires, D.C. officials are unsure if more violent displays are yet to follow.
This is why Washington D.C. is under a public emergency order for the remainder of President Trump’s time in the White House, reports Breitbart News.
What to Know About D.C.’s Public Emergency Order
The ongoing public emergency order consists of many elements. Some of the most notable ones include a curfew for D.C. residents, the ability to cancel public utilities, reductions in business hours, etc. Under the present curfew, folks in D.C. are expected to remain off the streets between 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
In the announcement of this public emergency order, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a leftist, made note of the violence on Capitol Hill. After pointing out demonstrators’ usage of bricks, guns, bottles, and different chemical irritants, the D.C. mayor accused President Trump of “fanning” anger and destruction.
I have issued Mayor’s Order 2021-003, extending the public emergency declared earlier today for a total of 15 days, until and unless provided for by further Mayoral Order.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 7, 2021
Bowser’s public emergency order notice also went on to explain that displays at the U.S. Capitol could “spread beyond” these premises. This, ultimately, is what engendered the decision to keep the public emergency order in effect. The listed 15 days which this order shall uphold will carry into the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden.
The Fallout from Capitol Hill
The fresh D.C. public emergency order lasting through much of January is only the tip of the iceberg.
Since the forcible breach into Capitol Hill, many lawmakers have blamed President Trump; moreover, several Republicans who initially planned to object to the certification of Biden’s Electoral College votes are no longer doing so.
BREAKING: Sen. Kelly Loeffler: "When I arrived in Washington this morning, I fully intended to object to the certification of the electoral votes. However, the events that have transpired today have forced me to reconsider and I cannot now, in good conscience, object." pic.twitter.com/IBxqsasylN
— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2021
This comes on top of big tech sites like Facebook and Twitter removing recent posts from Trump and then provisionally banning him from posting. Twitter furthermore threatened to permanently prohibit the commander-in-chief from using their service.
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