Protests in Washington DC – Inauguration Day

The protests on the day of the inauguration were much more intense than the day before, even with the violence that happened outside of the DeploraBall. Protests started early with groups shutting down security checkpoints to the Inaugural Parade. I started the day with the Communities Under Attack Fight Back protest who marched to John Marshall Park where another group was shutting down a checkpoint.

As different marches spread into the streets one group of black bloc protesters began smashing windows causing police to kettle, pepper spray, and to begin a mass arrest of that group. A larger group of protesters marched to the park and the intersection across the street from the arrests. After a confrontation, the police used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to disperse the protesters. As they retreated they threw bricks and other objects at police and set fire to trash cans and a limousine.

 

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The Communities Under Attack Fight Back protest marches through Downtown Washington D.C.

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A protester dresses up as a red and black captain America at a security checkpoint for the Inaugural Parade.

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Protesters sit along the security fencing at the Inaugural Parade checkpoint at John Marshall Park while others begin to block the walkway.

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A protester in John Marshall Park.

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A Donald Trump supporter tries to force his way through the protester’s security checkpoint blockade at John Marshall Park.

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A worker tapes off the aftermath of black bloc protesters breaking storefront windows in Downtown Washington D.C.

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The aftermath of black bloc protesters breaking storefront windows in Downtown Washington D.C.

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The aftermath of black bloc protesters breaking storefront windows in Downtown Washington D.C.

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The aftermath of black bloc protesters breaking storefront windows in Downtown Washington D.C.

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The aftermath of black bloc protesters breaking storefront windows in Downtown Washington D.C.

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A man who walked up to the police line and tried to get away is grabbed by a police officer to be arrested.

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After a confrontation police use pepper spray to disperse protesters across the street from a mass arrest of black bloc protesters.

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After a confrontation police use pepper spray to disperse protesters across the street from a mass arrest of black bloc protesters.

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A protester who was sprayed in the face with pepper spray gets guided to medics by National Lawyers Guild observers.

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A protester who was pepper sprayed is helped by street medics as police advance using flash-bang grenades to move the protesters back.

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Black bloc protesters throw newspaper boxes into the street to slow down the police line.

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Riot police lift their shields to block rocks and bricks that are being thrown at them.

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A flash-bang grenade explodes close to police when protesters approach the line.

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Protesters scatter from a flash-bang grenade as police try to move the crowd back.

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A police officer walks in front of the riot police line to throw a flash-bang grenade into a group of protesters.

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A cameraman is knocked down after a flash-bang grenade goes off near him.

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Protesters scatter from a flash-bang grenade as police try to move the crowd back.

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Protesters try to hold the line as police are approaching with newspaper boxes.

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Protesters scatter from a flash-bang grenade as police try to move the crowd back.

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Protesters scatter from a flash-bang grenade as police try to move the crowd back.

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Some peaceful protesters try to stand between police and black bloc protesters.

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A man gives middle fingers to the media during the Inauguration Day protest.

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A fire made of trash and newspaper boxes is started in the street.

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National Guard troops line up on a street behind the protest as police push them back.

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A few blocks from the protest Michael Moore leaves a peace rally and concert.

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A protester surrounded by cameras smashes a limousine window.

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A protester writes we the people on the parked limo with gold spray paint.

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The windshield of a media SUV is smashed by protesters.

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A man threw an inflated tire into a fire in the middle of K Street in Downtown Washington D.C.

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A limo parked on K Street burns after a protester set it on fire.

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A limo parked on K Street burns after a protester set it on fire.

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Peaceful protesters try to de-escalate the crowd by standing between protesters who are throwing rocks and bricks at police as they advance down the street.

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The police line stops in the middle of the street where bricks were being thrown at them.

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A protester with a transgender pride flag walks up to riot police.

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Protesters pile copies of The Hill newspaper in the street and light them on fire.

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Riot police use pepper spray to move protesters away from a fire after more newspaper boxes and pieces of wood have been added to it.

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A protester burns a Trump flag in a trash can fire.

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A trump supporter is bloodied after fighting with protesters near K Street.

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