WASHINGTON, DC – Protesters set a limousine on fire Friday in Washington, D.C., several hours after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
The limousine’s windows had been smashed by protesters prior to the fire. After the fire was set, loud bangs were heard and those nearby were urged to back away from the vehicle. Police responded to the scene following the fire. A reporter for TheBlaze was on the scene and captured live pictures and footage of the scene.
12th and K St. NW pic.twitter.com/4DOr2fa0ER
— Jon Street (@JonStreet) January 20, 2017
The vandalism took place in Franklin Square, near the scene of protests earlier in the day, a few blocks from the White House.
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser urged protesters to exercise their First Amendment rights peacefully.
TheBlaze’s Jon Street captured footage of the violent incident:
Washington Post staff observed the incident as well:
Video: police move protesters back, water bottle thrown, flash-bang detonated. Inadvertent commentary by WaPo staff. pic.twitter.com/IespYv8zD9
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) January 20, 2017