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USA: Protests turn violent as Trump sworn in as US President01:53

USA: Protests turn violent as Trump sworn in as US President

United States, Washington DC
January 20, 2017 at 19:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Washington DC on Friday, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets to oppose US President Donald Trump's inauguration.

A group of masked protesters, some carrying flags bearing the anarchist symbol, were filmed breaking the windows of a Bank of America branch, a McDonald's outlet and a Starbucks shop. They also vandalised several cars and hurled trash cans and newspaper vending boxes.

Police responded with tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters. Several other protests concerning Trump's presidency are taking place across the city.

Around 28,000 security personnel, including members of the Secret Service, National Guard, Army Forces, Federal Bureau of Investigation and regional police, were deployed for the inauguration festivities.

USA: Protests turn violent as Trump sworn in as US President01:53
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Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Washington DC on Friday, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets to oppose US President Donald Trump's inauguration.

A group of masked protesters, some carrying flags bearing the anarchist symbol, were filmed breaking the windows of a Bank of America branch, a McDonald's outlet and a Starbucks shop. They also vandalised several cars and hurled trash cans and newspaper vending boxes.

Police responded with tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters. Several other protests concerning Trump's presidency are taking place across the city.

Around 28,000 security personnel, including members of the Secret Service, National Guard, Army Forces, Federal Bureau of Investigation and regional police, were deployed for the inauguration festivities.

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