Anti-Trump protesters calling themselves "Black Bloc" shattered windows of cafes, stores, and vandalized cars on the streets of Washington DC as the inauguration of Donald Trump was just about to kick off, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
The groups targeted the Bank of America and a Starbucks coffee shop.
Police have used pepper spray to disperse the protesters and unblock the street where the rioters were located.
Earlier on Friday the scene in Washington was relatively calm and subdued but things have taken a turn for the worse as protesters have began smashing car windows.
The protesters are in Downtown Washington DC, just blocks from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
A pair of police officers have been injured and 95 protesters arrested after they smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at police near Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony.