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.
- 7 common ways to get sued by your employees
- Why it might be time to upgrade your toilet
- Arizona teachers are building a better future by using technology in the classroom
- How to make summer reading fun for the whole family
- How to find relief for chronic joint pain
- Can the NBA Lottery save the Suns?
- Skip Urgent Care: 5 ailments you can treat with telemedicine
- Skin Cancer in Arizona: Stats, facts and new immunotherapy drugs making strides
- Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny
- Scary situations: 5 quick tips before you let a contractor in your home
- Four ways telemedicine is changing the health care industry
- 5 mistakes homeowners make in the spring
- Three rivers run through it: Exploring Arizona's waterways
- Smart home basics: things you need to know to get started
- 5 Surprising things causing back pain
- Arizona agriculture is a $17.1B industry
- Timeline: Arizona's roots in brewing history
- 5 reasons to love the D-backs this season
- Tips for taking your home entertainment experience to the backyard
- Tech-related injuries your parents never experienced
- Workers comp: Signs your co-worker could be a fraud
- Who's the real founder of America's pastime?
- Epidemic rising? What you need to know about Alzheimer's in Arizona
- 5 unforgettable Wooden Award winners
- Family and hard work are keys to success of modern dairy farmers
- Genetic testing could hold answers for colon cancer survival
- Cold beers and baseball: A beer lover's guide to Spring Training
- Telecommuting: 5 tips to make it work for employers and employees
- See how top CFOs feel about economic growth in the Valley
- Migraine myths that keep patients from effective treatments