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LIVE BLOG: Trump Sworn in as 45th US President

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Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. After swearing his allegiance to the Constitution in a ceremony at the US Capitol Friday, Trump delivered a 16-minute address stressing his campaign theme - "make America great again." The 70-year-old president, holding elective office for the first time in his life, told a crowd of several hundred thousand people at the National Mall that his administration will transfer power away from Washington and return it to the American people.


President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump and son Baron during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017.
16:50 20.1.2017
People gather around and on top of a vandalized limousine as Donald Trump is sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, D.C., Jan, 20, 2017. (J. Swicord/VOA)
People gather around and on top of a vandalized limousine as Donald Trump is sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, D.C., Jan, 20, 2017. (J. Swicord/VOA)

Later, the limousine was set on fire by protesters.

Protesters set a parked limousine on fire in downtown Washington during the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Jan. 20, 2017. Protesters registered their rage against the new president in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from the inaugural parade route. Nearly 100 people were arrested.
Protesters set a parked limousine on fire in downtown Washington during the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Jan. 20, 2017. Protesters registered their rage against the new president in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from the inaugural parade route. Nearly 100 people were arrested.

16:46 20.1.2017

Protesters clashed with police in Washington as Donald Trump was being sworn into office. Black-clad demonstrators smashed storefront windows and scattered broken glass along a major downtown street. Washington police fired pepper spray, cornered about 75 protesters and arrested them about two kilometers from the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

Police also used used tear gas and concussion grenades to disperse protesters at several scattered locations in the city. At one point a group advocating for Native American rights chained themselves to a security checkpoint to prevent Trump supporters from entering the National Mall.

16:17 20.1.2017

President Donald Trump has gotten back inside the black limousine after walking the inaugural route for a few minutes, with his wife Melania and his youngest son Barron. His motorcade is headed to the White House.

16:14 20.1.2017

President Donald Trump has gotten out of a black limousine and is now walking towards the White House along the inaugural parade route. Trump and his wife Melania are waving to the cheering crowd.

President Trump and Family Walk the Parade
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