Matt wrote a primer on the unprecedented protests happening right now in the nation's capital. Here are more videos and images from the scene in downtown Washington.
The Disrupt J20 protestors smashed windows of a Starbucks and a Bank of America, and also sprayed anarchist graffiti a variety of surfaces in downtown D.C. Some were subdued with pepper spray.
BREAKING: Police use pepper spray to quell violent downtown Washington protests during inauguration, restaurant windows smashed.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 20, 2017
Here's a video of protestors smashing the windows of a Starbucks:
Damage to businesses up & down I st. pic.twitter.com/KLucvivMDX— Alex Emmons (@AlexanderEmmons) January 20, 2017
People inside Starbucks at the anarchist smashed the window of pic.twitter.com/IRuwEZ0TuE— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) January 20, 2017
A limo was also smashed up:
Protesters just smashed the windows of this limo, threw in a flare pic.twitter.com/KMeXIbzBHH— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 20, 2017
Ashley Rae Goldenberg of MRCTV took a series of photos and videos showing the damage to a bus stop, Starbucks, and Bank of America.
It goes without saying that this kind of behavior is utterly despicable. The baristas at Starbucks are not to blame for Trump's victory, and their place of employment has been destroyed. That's disgusting. And smashing a bus stop? Really?
It looks as though this tweet didn't age all that well:
My sense is that if Trump wins, Hillary supporters will be sad.— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) November 9, 2016
If Hillary wins, Trump supporters will be angry.