It’s past 2 a.m. in New York and Washington, DC, but peaceful protesters are still on the streets
In Washington, DC, it’s now past 2 a.m., long past the 11 p.m. curfew — but protesters are still out on the streets.
They’re gathered near Lafayette Square, which is located just a few blocks from the White House — but protesters have been pushed further back today, with some areas blocked off.
St. John’s Church, where President Donald Trump took a photo with a Bible earlier this week, was closed to worshippers today for the first time since the 9/11 attack, said CNN Correspondent Alex Marquadt on the scene.
“Still, (people are) protesting peacefully and the mayor of Washington said that curfew, in essence, would not be enforced as long as the protestors do, indeed, stay peaceful,” Marquadt said.
In New York, there are also crowds of people still outside, in violation of the citywide 8 p.m. curfew. Law enforcement officers are also on the scene, but things remain calm for now, with protesters mostly kneeling and sitting on the ground with their hands up and holding protest signs.