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Inauguration Day clashes, Hundreds of protesters arrested

Protesters created havoc across Washington on Inauguration Day, shattering glass storefronts and torching cars but never posing a serious security threat to President Trump’s official inaugural ceremonies. Authorities said 217 people were arrested Friday in the protests and demonstrations, which started before dawn and at one point turned into a full-scale riot. Most of the

Inauguration protesters clash with police, as violence escalates

Violent and destructive Inauguration Day protests escalated Friday afternoon ahead of the ceremonial parade, as demonstrators smashed window fronts and clashed with police — who used pepper spray and tear gas to try and control the crowd. Authorities said roughly 90 people have been arrested so far. In the downtown Washington area, blocks north of