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Dozens arrested as protests flare

By Jessica Gresko, PA

More than 90 people were arrested in Washington yesterday as protesters tried to disrupt President Trump's inauguration, with a McDonald's outlet and a Bank of America office among the premises coming under attack.

Two police officers suffered minor injuries as protesters threw missiles and lit small fires.

The protests took place in the run-up to the inauguration in Washington, where police in riot gear helped ticket-holders get through to the ceremony on the National Mall. Demonstrators held signs reading 'Resist Trump, Climate Justice Now', 'Let Freedom Ring' and 'Free Palestine'.

Police used pepper spray to quell the unrest.

At one checkpoint, protesters wore orange jumpsuits with black hoods over their faces to represent prisoners in US detention at Guantanamo Bay.

A massive Women's March on Washington is planned for today, with similar events due to take place across the UK and in over 30 countries worldwide.

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