Police arrest over 90 anti-Trump protesters in Washington

More than 90 protesters have been arrested in demonstrations during US President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington.

“We have arrested approximately 95 people,” said Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Lt. Sean Conboy on Friday. They were arrested for “vandalism and destruction of property.”

Around 500 people, wearing masks, marched through the city’s downtown with some of them smashing windows and blocking traffic.

Officers in riot gear used pepper spray, tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd, some of whom were armed with crowbars and hammers, according to authorities.

Police officers pepper spray a group of protesters in Washington on January 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Two officers were injured while they were trying to arrest some protesters, police said.

The protesters chanted anti-Trump slogans and carried signs, reading “Make Racists Afraid Again,” a play on the New York businessman-turned-politician’s “Make America…

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