On Friday, Washington started to emerge from the COVID-19 restrictions placed on nonessential business. Restaurants were allowed to reopen with socially distanced outdoor seating, and residents were finally able to get much needed haircuts. By Friday night, protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police cast a shadow over what many saw as a light at the end of a long tunnel.
And following the violence of Sunday night’s protests outside the White House, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser instituted a 7 p.m. curfew in the district. CQ Roll Call photojournalists were out all weekend to cover the dramatic turns of events.
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