Mesa County / Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
WASHINGTON -- (WBFF) -- Heated protests in Northwest Washington have been going on throughout the day Friday before and after Donald Trump’s swearing in.
The latest protest in the area is happening near 12th and L Street and started some time before 2 p.m. ET. There have been reports of pepper spray and flash bombs in this area. Police have been seen in large numbers in the area, some equipped with riot gear. Large amounts of smoke have been seen in the street.
Other protests through the day led to windows being smashed, a fire being set, and three D.C. Police officers and one civilian being injured, according to D.C. Fire Officials. Authorities say all of the injuries are non-life-threatening.
D.C. Police say they had to use pepper spray on some of the earlier protesters.
Protesters were also caught smashing windows near McPherson Square some time around 10:30 a.m.
A Starbucks window was smashed out and a trash can was also set on fire near McPerson Square.
Another store window of what appears to be a McDonald's restaurant was also smashed.
Windows of businesses near McPherson Square were smashed during the Inauguration ceremonies.
Protesters sat in the road at 14th and K Streets in D.C. and burned newspapers.