Washington, DC, will not have a curfew Thursday night

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Union members, federal workers and other demonstrators protest the partial government shutdown on day 33 of the shutdown in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 23, 2019. /Xinhua


Washington, DC, will not impose a curfew Thursday night, after protests were peaceful and no arrests were made Wednesday night.

Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said he expects a large protest bigger than any protest in recent times this Saturday.

This even as more than 400 candles spell out “I can’t breathe” in Australia as part of a candlelight vigil held to commemorate the deaths of George Floyd as well as indigenous Australians who have died in police custody.

(With input from agencies)