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Protests erupt in Washington and other US cities for Trump inauguration

Protests erupt in Washington and other US cities for Trump inauguration
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By Robert Hackwill
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Donald Trump's moment of glory was marked by protests in the nation's capital and many other US cities.

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

WATCH LIVE: Anti-Trump Unrest in Washington, DC https://t.co/P4HMRgiEj2#protest#Inauguration#InaugurationDay#Inauguration2017pic.twitter.com/FYFs9GU9XT

— Anti-Media (@AntiMedia) January 20, 2017

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

Some #protest lights on the National Press Building. #Inauguration#DeploraBallpic.twitter.com/rSHRVqTxdN

— Ben Kesling (@bkesling) January 20, 2017

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.

The #TrumpProtest in NY has begun:#NotMyPresident#WomensMarchNYC#Inauguration2017#Protest#NYC#ColumbusCircle#RefuseFascismpic.twitter.com/EHA4iq95TK

— Mark Westall (@mnjwestall) January 19, 2017

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

#Demonstrators form human chain across #GoldenGateBridge in #SanFrancisco to #protest#PresidentTrump. https://t.co/ahvKkZ6eFA

— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) January 20, 2017

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