Protests in Washington D.C. – DNC Headquarters and DeploraBall

Yesterday was my first day in Washington D.C., and I started the day by going to a Green Party protest of the DNC near the Capitol. Later on that night I went to a protest of the DeploraBall, where hundreds protested the alt-right event. The second protest became violent with assaults, a smashed police motorcycle, and small fires in the street in front of the National Press Club.  

 

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One of the wheat paste posters that have been put up in Washington D.C. before the Donald Trump’s inauguration.
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A Donald Trump supporter protests in front of Capitol Hill one day before the Inauguration.
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Fencing put along the perimeter of the Capitol building before Donald Trump’s Inauguration.
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A man dressed in American attire poses for pictures outside of the Capitol Building.
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Green Party protesters marched to the Democratic National Headquarters with a large sign that says Betrayal, accusing the party of causing the rise of Donald Trump.
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Green Party protesters chant at the DNC Headquarters.
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Mirror signs made by protesters that blame democrats for Trump winning the Presidency.
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Antifascist protesters outside of the Deplora Ball.
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Protesters steal a Trump supporter’s hat and set it on fire across the street from the National Press Club.
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A protester sets an American flag on fire in front of the National Press Club.
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A man leaving the DeploraBall has his mouth bloodied from being punched by protesters.
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Protesters project messages on the side of the National Press Club during the DeploraBall.
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A woman uses a fire in the street to light a sign.
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A protester walks around with a sign on fire in front of the National Press Club.
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A man leaving the DeploraBall bleeds from the back of his head after getting hit with a wooden flagpole by a protester.
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Riot police line up at the end of the street as fires are lit and fights break out at the protest to the DeploraBall.
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Riot police stand in front of the Warner Theatre after protesters chased a Trump supporter there.
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The protest in front of the National Press Club and smoke rising from the fire in the street.
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A Trump supporter has a cut on his head from being hit by a protester.
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A police officer with a pepper spray gun is hit with a plant pulled out of a hanging pot during the DeploraBall protest.
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A burned Make America Great Again hat sits where a large fire was set in front of the National Press Club.
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A man in a Trump sombrero stops at a street vendor to buy some President Trump merchandise.
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After the protest anarchists march through the streets of Downtown Washington D.C.

 

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Police guard the entrance to the National Press Club as hundreds protested the Deplora Ball.
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Antifascist protesters outside of the DeploraBall.

 

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