Protests, Bricks, and Fires in DC on Inauguration Day

Published on November 20, 2017

Protests on Inauguration Day 2017 started pointed and angry yet relatively organized and calm on Friday morning. As the day wore on, things grew more heated. Several large protest groups marched down Massachusetts Avenue, many wearing glitter and waving colorful signs and chanting. Activists groups organized under DC-based Disrupt J20 protested outside of and even physically blocked various entrances to the parade route.

Some people began causing more of a disruption, blocking streets, throwing bricks at police, knocking over garbage cans and newspaper stands, and setting a car on fire in Franklin Square around 4 p.m. Police responded with pepper spray and sound grenades…read more here.

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