Strongly-worded anti-Trump signs stood in contrast against a sea of "Make America Great Again" hats on Friday, as protestors and supporters flooded the streets of Washington for the 45th president's inauguration.
Protestors with one group, J20, coordinated an attempt to close down 12 security checkpoints along the National Mall and at the U.S. Capitol Building. Other groups advocated for LGBT rights, civil rights and climate change throughout the nation's capital.
Protestor Jim Allen came down from Geneseo, New York with 17-year-old son, Paul, and 13-year-old daughter, Claire. When asked what brought him down to Washington, Allen said he feels like "democracy is slipping away."
"I'm really worried about Trump. He's an awful human being," Allen said. "A president who says the things about women that he does and promotes the policies that he does -- it's just awful for the world."
Paul Allen said his family attended President Obama's inauguration in 2009 and remembered that event being "a lot happier." 13-year-old Claire said she feels nervous about what she called "the progress of the Obama administration" in regard to racism and homophobia.
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Another protestor, Nylah Burton, of Washington says she supported Sen. Bernie Sanders during his campaign, but "didn't really fight that hard for Bernie." She then supported Hillary Clinton during her campaign, but "didn't really fight that hard for Hillary."
"I don't want Donald Trump, and I'm going to fight for him not to be here," said Burton.
More than 200 protesters were reportedly taken into custody on Friday after groups damaged vehicles, destroyed the property of multiple businesses, and ignited smaller isolated fires.