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WASHINGTON (AP) – As Donald Trump and now former President Barack Obama made their way to the Capitol, police were confronting a group of demonstrators wearing black in downtown Washington D.C. and using what appeared to be pepper spray.

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Some individuals were seen smashing windows of business and vehicle in the downtown area, over a dozen blocks away from the ceremony.

Protesters were carrying signs denouncing capitalism and Trump.

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Police cordoned off about 100 demonstrators who chanted “hands up, don’t shoot.”

A helicopter hovered overhead.

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