Capitol Square reopens with limited access as Richmond monitors D.C. unrest

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — In a tweet Thursday morning, Virginia General Services said the gates at Capitol Square have reopened with limited access.

Capitol Square closed Wednesday as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

In order to enter Capitol Square, residents can use the gate at 9th and Bank streets or those located near the Washington Building or Patrick Henry Building.

Gov. Ralph Northam issued a ‘State of Emergency’ throughout Virginia in response to riots in Washington D.C.

Northam also announced a curfew in the Northern Virginia cities of Alexandria and Arlington at the request of those localities to last through Thursday morning.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said, “The City of Richmond is monitoring the status of ongoing unrest in our nation’s capital. Like other capital cities, we are also monitoring activity in and around Richmond. As always, please call 911 if you see any suspicious activity.”

The governor also deployed Virginia’s National Guard as well as 200 Virginia State Troopers to help respond in D.C.

The situation in D.C. is ongoing but stay with 8News for further updates.

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