Screengrab via Twitter/DisruptJ20

Anti-Trump protesters block access to inauguration

'Hey hey! Ho ho! White supremacy has got to go'

 

Amrita Khalid

Tech

Published Jan 20, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 4:16 am CDT

Hundreds of protesters on Friday shut down multiple entry points to President-elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration. 

Masses of protesters in support of causes that included climate change, Black Lives Matter, NoDAPL, women’s rights, immigrant rights, LGBT rights, and anti-fascism descended upon the nation’s capital and formed blockades in front of security checkpoints. 

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The effort to disrupt Trump’s inauguration was largely organized by a group known as Disrupt J20, which has organized multiple protests throughout this week and a rally and march on Inauguration Day. 

The group began with a march that started at 9am ET. 


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Protesters successfully shut down 6six of the 12 inauguration access points as of 10am ET on Friday morning. 

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Police reportedly began dragging protesters who were forming a blockade at a checkpoint at 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. and detaining them. 

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Police sawed off a PVC pipe that linked protesters arms together. Newsweek journalist Emily Cadei reported that police put a bag over one protester’s head. 

The Climate Justice blockade fully blocked the checkpoint at 5th and G Streets, N.W. 

https://twitter.com/DisruptJ20/status/822436803613523968

Trump’s swearing-in ceremony will take place at approximately 12pm ET.

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*First Published: Jan 20, 2017, 10:59 am CST