Food fight: Protesters stage 'cough-in' at Jean-Georges restaurant in Trump protest

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A sudden coughing fit erupted inside a swanky restaurant at Trump Tower with nearly all patrons seemingly hacking up a lung at the same time Monday afternoon.

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In the world renowned Jean-Georges, located inside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City, the people engaged in the coughing fits were activists protesting the Donald Trump's desire to repeal Obamacare.

The protesters then shouted: "We need Obamacare! Trump care makes us sick!"

Hotels are expected to be flashpoints during President-elect Trump's inauguration Friday, which is shaping up to be a security nightmare.

Related: See more photos from a recent high-profile meeting at Trump Tower:

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks as (2nd L to R) PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook and Oracle CEO Safra Catz look on during a meeting with technology leaders at Trump Tower in New York U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: (L to R) Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, Larry Page, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, Vice President-elect Mike Pence listen as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. This is the first major meeting between President-elect Trump and technology industry leaders. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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At the Hyatt Place Hotel, located within blocks of the parade route, Hillary Clinton supporters, Trump enthusiasts and protesters will all be comingling, and the hotel is doing everything it can to keep the peace.

"We'll have the National Guard right out front of the hotel 24/7," hotel manager Stacy Smith told Inside Edition. "We will have plain clothes off duty police officers who will be helping us out with security efforts as well."

She added: "Someone will always be around."

Hotels were also the scene of violence during the campaign, punctuated with scenes of complete chaos.

A million visitors are expected in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration and authorities are pouring much effort into thwarting any terror truck attack like those in France last summer and Germany over Christmas.

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Huge sanitation vehicles filled with sand, like the ones used to protect Trump Tower and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, will cordon off streets in D.C.

With the whole world watching, violence and chaos are what authorities are hoping to avoid.

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