PHOENIX — A peaceful protest was held Friday outside the Arizona Capitol Building as President Donald Trump was sworn into office in the nation’s capitol.
About 100 people participated in the protest. A few Trump supporters showed up but everyone kept their heads.
Protesters chanted ,”Hey hey. Ho ho. Donald Trump has got to go,” and, “Not my president,” among other phrases.
A large inflatable depicted a caricature of Trump dressed in the white robes of a Ku Klux Klan member emblazoned with a Nazi swastika.
Some Trump supporters attended a counterprotest. A few of them were carrying firearms.
There was some interaction between the sides, but it remained peaceful.
The protests closed 17th Avenue between Adams and Jefferson streets.
The Arizona protest was in stark contrast to violent incidents that swept the streets of Washington, D.C. after Trump was sworn into office.
District of Columbia police used tear gas canisters in a confrontation with protesters in downtown Washington.
Some people were treated for exposure to tear gas while others were vomiting.
Protesters were throwing bricks and concrete at police. One protester wearing a mask smashed a bank window and demonstrators blocked streets with newspaper boxes.
Another protester was standing on a mailbox and waving a rainbow flag.
Police were in riot gear, including helmets and body shields.
As many as 100 people had been arrested within a few hours of the inauguration ceremony and protesters were still engaged in standoffs with police.
KTAR’s Kathy Cline and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
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