Over 50 detained during violent protests in Washington: Police

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Washington, Jan 7 : More than 50 people have been detained in the course of violent protests at the US Capitol on Wednesday.

At 6 pm curfew was imposed in the US capital after an electoral protest grew ugly and protesters broke into the Congress building, the USA Today reported.

The majority of them were arrested over curfew violations, local police chief Robert Contee said.

“As of 9:30 we have made 52 arrests. Four arrests for carrying pistols without licenses, one arrest for possession of prohibited weapon, 47 arrests related to curfew violations and unlawful entry,” Contee states at a press conference.

According to the police chief, 26 out of 52 arrests were made on US Capitol grounds.


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