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Activists sweep city, start fires, create chaos, disrupt ball
WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — Friday night, rowdy left-wing activists surrounded the Inaugural Ball at the Marriott Marquee located at 901 Massachusetts Ave, just blocks from the White house, after sweeping through the city lighting a series of fires and vandalizing nearly everything in sight.
The anti-Trump protesters caused quite a disturbance and could be seen shouting obscenities at well-dressed attendees of the ball as they arrived at the party.
“Donald Trump has got to go, hey, hey, go home,” the activists chanted.
A heavy police presence kept the protesters somewhat at bay while well-dressed ticket holders entered the building around 8:00 p.m.
Helicopters could be heard circling the city from above as cars and trashcans continued to burn throughout various pockets of the city.
Shortly after most of the Inaugural Ball attendees arrived, protesters moved onward in the direction of the White House, chanting:
“Who’s streets? Our streets,” over and over.
The ball was promoted as a “black tie” event with 1200 people scheduled to show up.
An excerpt from the official event page on Facebook reads:
“Our Black Tie inaugural celebration entitled “Veterans Making America Great” will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C., next to the Washington Convention Center metro station. Our inaugural celebration is expected to attract 1200 attendees representing veterans who sacrificed so much to keep our nation free, active duty personnel, members of the diplomatic corps, leaders of industry and community leaders.”
Ruptly TV caught the action on a live stream which can be seen above.