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30 people arrested for violating DC curfew

Police have arrested 30 people for violating a curfew imposed in Washington, DC, after rioters stormed the US Capitol.

Officials say the 30 people were arrested Wednesday evening after being found on the streets after 6 p.m.

The curfew had been imposed after scores of supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the Capitol, halting the constitutional process of voting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. They were later forcibly removed from the Capitol.

The Metropolitan Police Department said 15 other people had been arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday in various protest-related arrests on an array of charges, including weapons possession and assault.

Fire officials also took 13 people to area hospitals on Wednesday from protest-related injuries.

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