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    Police officers pepper spray a group of protestors before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Anti-Trump Protester Injured by Washington, DC Police Pepper Spray

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    An anti-Donald Trump protester told Sputnik on Friday she was injured by law enforcement officers with tear gas and pepper spray during demonstrations in Washington, DC on Inauguration Day.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier on Friday, the Washington, DC Police Department said in statement that law enforcement had to use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-Trump protesters.

    “I was tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed,” the demonstrator stated as she was treated at a medical tent.

    The victim explained that her eyes were flushed with water and she was unable to open them.

    Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are participating in demonstrations in the nation’s capital on Inauguration Day. A group of protesters against the inauguration of US President Donald Trump has shut down 14th and K streets intersection in downtown Washington, DC.

    The protests were chanting on Friday, "No Trump! No Pence! No KKK! No Fascist USA!"

    A police official told Sputnik earlier that 95 anti-Donald Trump protestors had been arrested and two police officers suffered minor injuries.

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