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воскресенье, 22 января 2017 г.

In Washington, anti-Trump demonstrations slip (25 PHOTO)

At least 95 people were arrested in Washington, where anti-Donald Trump demonstrations were sometimes the scene of violence.

Clashes pitted near the Capitol police and several hundred young protesters wearing for many of them black hooded jackets and black scarves characteristic of the Black Block group, a radical and often violent movement. Showcases and damaged cars were visible.

Other clashes were reported later in the heart of Washington, where about 400 to 500 demonstrators threw projectiles at riot police officers near the White House. The city police said in early afternoon that they arrested "about 95 people". 

"Damage to property does not bother me," Scout Holiday, a 21-year-old student at the University of Michigan, told reporters. 

"This is what happens when people are angry, and there are a lot of reasons to be angry today," she added.

In Europe, demonstrations were organized but little followed. 

In Berlin, between 200 and 300 people, including Americans, gathered at the end of the afternoon in front of the headquarters of the right-wing populist AfD, before leaving for the Brandenburg Gate. The demonstrators waved a large banner proclaiming in English "Bridges, not Walls" as well as several placards "Yes to Love" or "No to Global Trumpism, not AfD" (in German). In London, militants of Bridges not Walls, an anti-Trump movement, whose name refers to the project of the new American president to build a wall on the Mexican border, deployed in the morning a banner on the Tower Bridge: "Build bridges Not walls "

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