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A group of about five protesters attempted to disrupt Donald Trump's swearing-in on Friday, shouting the first few lines of the preamble of the Constitution, before they were drowned out by music and cheers of "Trump, Trump, Trump."
The shouting continued for several minutes. Eventually, people sitting behind the demonstrators pulled the folding chairs they were standing on out from underneath them, knocking them to them ground. Once security arrived, the demonstrators left peacefully.
Wow -- protestors interrupt Trump as he takes oath pic.twitter.com/8DKcsXr9fkJanuary 20, 2017
Demonstrations erupted across Washington, D.C. and cities around the world on the day Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Some of the protests in D.C. turned violent (opens in new tab), as a group of about 100 demonstrators smashed windows and overturned garbage cans and newspaper boxes. Police deployed pepper spray on some of the demonstrators, and two police officers along with a third person were hospitalized following clashes with protesters.
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