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    Law Enforcement in Washington Prepared for Clashes With Inauguration Protesters

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    Law enforcement authorities in Washington, DC are prepared to handle unrest by demonstrators protesting President Donald Trump and his proposed policies, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent told Sputnik on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters are participating in violent demonstrations in the nation’s capital on Inauguration Day and more protests have been announced over the weekend.

    "This was expected," the FBI agent told Sputnik. "We are prepared for this."

    Earlier on Friday, more than four dozen anti-Donald Trump protesters were arrested in Washington for engaging in violent demonstrations.

    Protesters are expected to disrupt inaugural celebrations on Friday, a metropolitan police officer told Sputnik.

    Trump on Friday was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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