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DC retailers forced to close as mayor declares state of emergency

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DC retailers forced to close as mayor declares state of emergency

By Don-Alvin Adegeest

Jan 7, 2021

As political unrest took over America’s democracy at its heart – the White House - the DC mayor declared a state of emergency and ordered a citywide curfew requiring all retailers and businesses to close until Thursday morning. No persons other than essentials workers were allowed to be in public streets in accordance with the ordinance.

WWD reported all of the retailers and businesses in the city centre of DC remained closed from Tuesday afternoon, including Gucci, Bulgaria, Brunello Cucinelli, CH Carolina Herrera, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade New York and Salvatore Ferragamo are among the fashion companies that have outposts there.

On Wednesday Trump supporters flooded into the nation’s capital to attend a rally held earlier by President Trump, later storming the White House. Four persons were killed yet the arrests were much less than during Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, said Quartz.

All four living former presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — denounced Wednesday’s violent storming of the US Capitol, with two condemning President Trump by name for stoking the rioting, said the Washington Post.