Protests have turned violent within hours of President-elect Donald Trump being sworn in.
As seen in photos and videos below, police have had to take drastic measures on the protests surrounding this swearing-in ceremony.
According to NBCWashington, the protesters have thrown newspaper boxes in an attempt to block police and have smashed windows of cars, police cruisers and businesses in the area. The crowd of 100 to 200 protesters is mostly dressed in black.
As officers tried to surround them, protesters hurled rocks and bottles at them.
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