DC mayor extends state of emergency in city for further 15 days

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.

Bowser accuses President Donald Trump of continuing to “fan rage and violence by contending that the Presidential election was invalid.”