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

Riot police form a line against protesters on 14th Street ahead of the presidential inauguration, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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.

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.

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.

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

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