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Trump's inauguration & protests take over Washington, DC

Trump's inauguration & protests take over Washington, DC
Hundreds of thousands of people from across the US and around the world flocked to downtown Washington, DC to see Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States ‒ or to express their discontent with the fact.

For a day, the American capital turned into an arena of protests and celebrations. As with many events that concern Trump, January 20 is expected to be nothing like a normal inauguration.

RT's team is bringing you all the spectrum of the day. 

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  • 21 January 2017

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    At least 217 protesters have been arrested across the US so far, Reuters reports, citing police.

  • 07:08 GMT

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    Around 100 protesters smashed the windows of downtown businesses in Washington, including a Starbucks, a Bank of America building, and a McDonald's.

    “They began to destroy property, throw objects at people, through windows. A large percentage of this small group was armed with crowbars and hammers,” the city's interim police chief, Peter Newsham, said, as cited by AP.

  • 07:01 GMT

    Protesters in Washington held signs reading “Resist Trump Climate Justice Now,” ”Let Freedom Ring,” and “Free Palestine.”

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