Protests against President Trump have become increasingly desperate and violent in Washington, D.C. Friday.
In an effort to stop people from attending the historic event, protesters chained themselves together outside of the entrance to President Trump’s inauguration.
While a fight ensued between a pro-Trump biker and some protesters, others marched through D.C., burning a Trump-Pence flag and Blue Lives Matter Flag, as reported by RT.
As the day has continued, the protesters have become increasingly violent causing law enforcement to activate tear gas in the streets in an effort to stop the violent and destructive rioters from harming others and destroying property.
Police were also forced to use pepper spray on unruly crowds which attempted to break through a circle of police who were protecting the event and the people who attended.
TMZ reported live from the scene, “At one point, a Trump supporter was seen being punched multiple times in the head by masked protesters.”
On Twitter, many users are posting about the assaults happening in the city in an effort to undermine our political system.
User, TheAnnonMessage, posted, “BREAKING NEWS: Protests have turned violent, Riot police respond #Inauguration”
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonnMessage) January 20, 2017
Twitter User Trashvis posted, “BREAKING NEWS: Teargas being used at an anti-Trump protest in Washington DC”
? BREAKING NEWS: tear gas being used at an anti-Trump protest in Washington DC pic.twitter.com/kQm0BdciBc
— Trashvis (@Trashvis) January 20, 2017
Another witness went on to post about an elderly man who was injured during the violent acts.
An elderly man was knocked over during violent protest on 13th and I. Loaded into ambulance, bleeding from the back of his head pic.twitter.com/M2DiFHz4Xq
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) January 20, 2017
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