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    Trump Begins Inaugural Parade Along Pennsylvania Avenue to White House

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    President Donald Trump is participating in the inaugural parade from the US Capitol to the White House after being sworn in as the forty-fifth US president earlier on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump and First Lady Melania reviewed various units of the US military marching in front of them on Capitol Hill.

    The first couple just entered the presidential automobile, also referred to as "the beast," and are heading along Pennsylvania Avenue at a slow speed to the White House while Secret Service agents walk placed around the automobile.

    Part of the way, they will walk and greet Americans lined up along both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue. Some presidents like Jimmy Carter had walked the entire route, but more recently other presidents have chosen not to do so.

    In a long-held US tradition, Americans gather along the parade route to greet their new president, vice president, their families as well as other officials.

    While Secret Service guards the president, vice-president and their families, the law enforcement authorities have erected fences and barricades around the park in front of White House as well in other surrounding streets.

    Prior to the parade, Trump attended a luncheon at the National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol after finishing the inauguration swearing-in ceremony.

    The parade is taking place amid protests in a different part of the US capital, which turned violent. The police formed a line and used tear gas to disperse protestors from approaching the parade route.

    Police sources told Sputnik earlier they have arrested 95 protestors for engaging in acts of violence.

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