DC mayor orders curfew after Trump backers breach US Capitol

The mayor of Washington, DC, has ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital beginning at 6 p.m. local time this evening after protestors seeking to overturn the election results storm the US Capitol building.

Mayor Muriel Bowser issues the order as protestors supporting US President Donald Trump breach the Capitol, where lawmakers are meeting to formally count the electors that will make Joe Biden president on January 20.

The order extends through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.

The skirmishes come shortly after Trump addressed thousands of his supporters, riling up the crowd with his baseless claims of election fraud.