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Donald Trump Inauguration Protests: A Portrait of Resistance [gallery]

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Gina Smith
Written by Gina Smith

Inauguration protests began heating up at 11:30 a.m. ET, just before Donald Trump swears in as the 45th president of the US. Here are our photos and impressions as it unfolds.

aNewDomaingina-smith gina smith will donald trump give the finger to cannabis donald trump legal weed trump views on cannabis weed jeff sessions attorney general troy dayton — It started quietly today.  This morning, thousands of protesters were moving along 14th and E Street here in Washington DC, just blocks away from where Donald Trump swears in as the nation’s 45th president today.

As Washington DC police on bikes and in patrol cars followed, the atmosphere was tense and strangely quiet.

It didn’t stay quiet for long.

There are multiple reports of damages to businesses, especially along 1st St. Police in riot gear reportedly used mace and pepper spray in an attempt to push back protesters two blocks away.

I’ll be compiling my photos and impressions for you as I cover this today.

Updated: 12:30 p.m.

Here is one of several live streams around the inauguration protests today.

The folks at icitizennews.net are streaming the Washington D.C. protests live. Watch it below.

The Gothamist just ran this photo, captured by a user on Twitter, of a small plane flying over New York City.

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This photo ran in The Hill, depicting a masked protester busting up windows.

 

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There will be 66 empty seats today at the inauguration. Those seats below to Democratic lawmakers who are boycotting the Donald Trump inauguration today.

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Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Gina Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist online, in print, radio and national TV. A former correspondent for ABC News, Gina is the co-founder and editorial director of aNewDomain Media. Email Gina at gina@anewdomain.net find her on Twitter @ginasmith888