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George Washington game postponed due to DC curfew

Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Tournament - First Round

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 03: The George Washington logo on the floor before a women’s Atlantic-10 1st round game college basketball game against the Richmond Spiders at the Smith Center on March 3, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON -- A men’s college basketball game scheduled to be played in Washington on Wednesday night was postponed after a city curfew was imposed because angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.

The Atlantic 10 Conference game between George Washington and UMass will be rescheduled by the league, GW announced.

Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the order for a curfew in the nation’s capital from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.

There were no major professional sports events scheduled to take place in Washington on Wednesday. The game between George Washington and Massachusetts was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at GW’s arena.

The violent breach of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters forced lawmakers to be rushed to safety when they were meeting to formally count the electors that will make Joe Biden president on Jan. 20.