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Protests erupt in Washington and other US cities for Trump inauguration


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Protests erupt in Washington and other US cities for Trump inauguration

Washington police reported many arrests as thousands of agitators determined to mark Donald Trump’s inauguration with protests.

Masked and black-clad anarchists clashed with police lines less than a mile from where Trump stood to take the oath of office.

Corporate symbols were targeted as Starbucks and Bank of America were vandalised. Groups also linked arms to prevent trump supporters gaining the parade area, at times bringing the two camps dangerously close. Police kept them separated to prevent more violence.

Washington was not the only venue for protests as anti-Trump crowds took to the streets in cities across America.