Saudi Arabia's Embassy in the United States has called on all Saudi citizens in the US capital to abide by the curfew; imposed by local authorities after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump; stormed the US Capitol building during a joint session of the House and Senate; to ratify the victory of Democrat Joe Biden.
In a statement, the embassy said: "Citizens in Washington must abide by the curfew from 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) morning and follow the instructions of the local authorities. It also asked those who are outside the capital not to come to Washington; during this period and call the emergency numbers mentioned on the embassy website."
Earlier, Mayor of Washington Muriel Bowser; announced the imposition of a curfew in the capital, starting at 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday.
"Today, I'm ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday; January 6, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7," she tweeted.