WASHINGTON, DC -- DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the District is under a curfew for the next two days, starting at 7pm. The curfew will start at 7 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday evening and end the following morning.
Bowser says the District will not allow continued destruction. “We recognize that people are frustrated and mad, but tearing up our beautiful city is not the way to bring attention to what is a righteous cause,” she said.
Historic St. John's Church was damaged by fire early Monday morning believed to be set by demonstrators in defiance of a curfew order in the District. The rector of the church said the blaze was confined to the nursery in the basement of the church near Lafayette Park and was quickly contained but not before destroying the room. There were no injuries reported.
The church fire was just one of the many incidents reported Sunday evening into early this morning as protestors reacted to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
There was also looting reported in at least a dozen stores in Georgetown along M Street.