Jan 6, 2021 10:59 PM EDT

DC extends state of emergency 15 days

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser cited the “reasonable apprehension of an ongoing public emergency” in issuing an order this evening extending an earlier state of emergency for a total of 15 days.

“President Trump continues to fan rage and violence by contending that the Presidential election was invalid,” Bowser said in the order. “Persons are dissatisfied with judicial rulings and the findings of State Boards of Elections, and some persons can be expected to continue their violent protests through the inauguration” on Jan. 20.

The order authorizes the city administrator to implement measures necessary to “protect persons and property” in the capital, including requesting financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA.