Inauguration Protests Turn Violent in Washington, D.C.
Protest groups in Washington showed their disapproval of America's new president, Donald Trump, on Friday - Inauguration Day.
Police used pepper spray and sound bombs in a clash with protesters not far from the inaugural parade path of President Trump.
Police said they arrested more than 90 people for rioting.
Several demonstrations took place peacefully at security checkpoints near the U.S. Capitol building. Police helped ticketed visitors enter the ceremony, which was held along the National Mall. Protesters there held signs with various messages, including, "Resist Trump - Climate Justice Now," "Let Freedom Ring," and "Free Palestine."
But about two kilometers from the National Mall, protesters began breaking the windows of businesses, including a Starbucks, a Bank of America and a McDonald's. Police used pepper spray to try to stop the violence.
Some of the more than 1,000 protesters wore gas masks and linked arms. When protesters crossed police lines, officers resisted with batons, pepper spray, and sound bombs.
Some protesters threw heavy objects, including bricks, toward police. Others rolled large metal waste containers toward them.
Police said that the protesters damaged vehicles, destroyed property and set small fires.
Before Inauguration Day, a group called DisruptJ20 coalition had promised that it would interfere with the celebrations, risking arrest if necessary.
Eleanor Goldfield helped organize the DisruptJ20 protest. She said protesters wanted to show Trump and his, in her words, "misguided, misinformed or just plain dangerous" supporters that they will not be silent.
Trump supporter Brett Ecker told the Associated Press that the protesters were frustrating, but they were not ruining the day for him.
"They're just here to stir up trouble," Ecker said. "It upsets me a little bit that people choose to do this, but yet again, it's one of the things I love about this country."
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1.stir up 激起；搅动
As usual, Harriet is trying to stir up trouble.
2.gas masks 防毒面具
If smog gets too Bad people will Be compelled to wear gas masks on the streets.
3.sound bombs 音炸弹
They also used sound bombs and rubber bullets that caused many injuries.
4.pepper spray 防狼喷雾
The officers blasted him with pepper spray.
1.Several demonstrations took place peacefully at security checkpoints near the U.S. Capitol building.
took place 发生
The interview took place on a Friday afternoon
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2.Police said that the protesters damaged vehicles, destroyed property and set small fires.
set fires 纵火
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美国国会大厦附近的安检站也发生了数起和平示威 。在警察的护卫下，来宾才得以持票进入了华盛顿国家广场参加就职典礼 。示威群众高举“抵制川普--气候正义的时刻到了”，“让自由钟声敲响”和“解放巴勒斯坦”等标牌 。
在国家广场约2公里外的一场示威游行中，示威者暴力砸毁一家星巴克、一家美国银行和一家麦当劳的橱窗玻璃 。警方用胡椒喷雾对抗示威者的暴力行为 。
在多达1000多名示威者中，有些人手挽手戴着防毒面具前进 。当示威者越过警戒线时，警察就用警棍、胡椒喷雾和音爆弹来对抗 。
有的示威者向警察投掷砖块等重物 。还有人把大型金属废弃容器扔向警察 。
埃莉诺·戈德菲尔德（Eleanor Goldfield）帮助DisruptJ20组织示威活动 。她表示，示威者希望向川普及其受其蒙蔽、误导的支持者们证明，他们不会沉默 。
而川普的支持者布莱特·艾克尔（Brett Ecker）对美联社表示，示威者虽然让人不快，但并没有影响他的心情 。
艾克尔表示，“示威者们只是想挑起事端 。虽然我有些反感这样的做法 。不过正因如此我才热爱这个国家 。”