Trump supporters blocked at checkpoints amid inauguration day clashes (VIDEO)
Trump supporters en route to the inauguration of Donald Trump were blocked from passing through a checkpoint barricaded by Black Lives Matters and #DisruptJ20 protesters. Clashes have been reported between protesters and supporters of the president-elect.
LIVE: 'Whose streets? Our streets! Whose streets? Our streets!' https://t.co/UQzvDxCRiz#Inauguration protest @AlexR_DCpic.twitter.com/jBO8QtLeRR— RT America (@RT_America) January 20, 2017
“This checkpoint is closed,” #DisruptJ20 and Black Lives Matter protesters chanted at a checkpoint being used by authorities to carry out security checks on those attending the event, reported RT’s Alexander Rubinstein.
Movement for black lives occupies #Inauguration checkpoint chanting "This checkpoint is closed" #DisruptJ20pic.twitter.com/kfKzoERRYb— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 20, 2017
#Trump supporters trying to attend #Inauguration told "this checkpoint is closed" by #DisruptJ20 protesters at #BlackLivesMatter blockade pic.twitter.com/6t65RTOx9S— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 20, 2017
A human barricade kept Trump supporters from passing through the checkpoint. One man managed to pass through but when his wife failed to follow suit, he was blocked from returning to her.
#Trump supporter gets past #DisruptJ20 barricade but couldn't get back to his wife #Inaugurationpic.twitter.com/JFHOcgcT9c— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 20, 2017
Huge crowd of #DisruptJ20 protesters chanting at #Inauguration checkpoint #BlackLivesMatterpic.twitter.com/SJnKEhX3IH— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 20, 2017
Confrontations were reported between the two sides, including a fight between a member of Bikers for Trump and an anti-Trump supporter.
Bikers For Trump guy fights with #DisruptJ20 protester pic.twitter.com/JVUpuDBsQZ— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 20, 2017
Checkpoint confrontations pic.twitter.com/iKsbfshsqi— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 20, 2017
Pepper spray has reportedly been used on an LGBTQ blockade of one of the routes to today’s inauguration, with at least one other checkpoint closed due to protests.
Hearing reports pepper spray was used on #LGBTQ blockade on 10th & I. At least one other #Inauguration checkpoint closed due to #DisruptJ20— Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) January 20, 2017
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Last night, clashes were reported at the “Deploraball” in Washington, where anti-Trump supporters gathered to protest a celebration being attended by supporters of the president-elect.
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