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Police arrest 30 people for violating DC curfew

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – No fewer than 30 people were arrested Wednesday evening after being found on the streets after the 6pm (23:00 GMT) curfew.

The curfew had been imposed after rioters broke into the Capitol, halting the process of voting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

They were later forcibly removed from the Capitol.

Another three were arrested for carrying a pistol without a license, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, possession of unregistered ammunition, local CBS affiliate WUSA9 reported.

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.(AP)