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Watch: Anti-Trump protesters break things, vandalize businesses, terrorize the populace

As President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony continues, rioters have taken to the streets of Washington D.C. to protest the passing of the torch.

Footage from BBC News showed rioters dressed in black with black handkerchiefs masking their faces using flag poles to break windows of nearby businesses. Police quickly chased them off, spraying an unknown substance at the protesters as they ran away.

Protesters take to the streets of Washington ahead of Donald Trump’s #inauguration

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 20, 2017

Anti-Trump protesters can be seen smashing windows in Washington on the day of his inauguration

— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 20, 2017

Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau also shared a video of rioters and police surrounded by smoke, with commotion in the streets, along with a picture of a local Starbucks with shattered windows.

— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) January 20, 2017

Starbucks vandalized at 13th and I.

— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) January 20, 2017

Protesters just smashed the windows of this limo, threw in a flare

— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 20, 2017

Zoe Tillman with BuzzFeed reported that a person had been trampled and was taken away on a stretcher, and later said protesters and rioters were being arrested.

Police with a person in distress, not clear what happened

— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 20, 2017

Person taken out on a stretcher, heard an officer say they were trampled. Same person cops were sitting w/ earlier

— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 20, 2017

Police have 12th and L completely closed off as arrests taking place

— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 20, 2017

The riots are expected to rage on as the inauguration ceremonies continue through the night.

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