The unprecedented protests happening right now in the nation’s capital. Here are more videos and images from the scene in downtown Washington DC. Here’s a video of protestors smashing the windows of a Starbucks and a limo was also smashed up.
The Disrupt J20 protestors smashed windows of a Starbucks and a Bank of America, and also sprayed anarchist graffiti a variety of surfaces in downtown D.C. Some were subdued with pepper spray.
A pair of police officers were injured and 95 protesters arrested after they smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at police near Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Friday in Washington, D.C.
Two DC police officers and one other person were taken to the hospital for undetermined injuries after run-ins with protesters, according to reports.
Protesters “acting in a concerted effort engaged in acts of vandalism and several instances of destruction of property,” the police said in a statement. “More specifically, the group damaged vehicles, destroyed the property of multiple businesses, and ignited smaller isolated fires while armed with crowbars, hammers, and asps.”
Police said there have been 95 arrests as of 2 p.m.
“Pepper spray and other control devices were used to control the criminal actors and protect persons and property,” police said. “During the incident, police vehicles were damaged and two uniformed officers sustained minor injuries from coordinated attacks by members of the group that were attempting to avoid arrest.”
After the swearing-in ceremony, demonstrators were throwing rocks and bottles at police, who were in riot gear and attempting to disperse the crowd. A larged number of police were using smoke and flash-bang devicess to try to scatter the protesters.