WASHINGTON, DC -- D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says officials are expanding the curfew in the city following consecutive nights of protests following the death of George Floyd.
The curfew will be in effect from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, the mayor announced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday night's protests in Washington, D.C. were tense but peaceful for the most part as crowds demonstrated against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Crowds swelled on 16th and H Streets as the citywide curfew was set to begin and the National Guard joined local police lining many areas around the District but it was in a stark difference to the violent clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement on Monday night.
Tuesday's crowds around D.C. were reportedly some of the largest seen in the area since demonstrations started last Friday.
Meanwhile, two D.C. Councilmembers are calling on Mayor Muriel Bowser to end the District's nightly curfews and to end military tactics and cooperation with federal law enforcement.
Councilman David Grosso called on District officials to stop participating in what he labeled a "war against the people of the District of Columbia and instead protect us."
Councilman Robert White is calling for Mayor Muriel Bowser to investigate reports of attacks on peaceful protestors during demonstrations in D.C. Mayor Bowser has condemned the actions of federal police as shameful.