Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is extending a state of emergency in the US capital for a further 15 days.
Bowser’s order says the groups who stormed the US Capitol are intent on “engaging in violence and destruction.”
The order would be in force until after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
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 accuses President Donald Trump of continuing to “fan rage and violence by contending that the Presidential election was invalid.”