Hundreds of armed police have clashed with protesters shortly ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.
Black-clad demonstrators smashed windows of buildings, cars and bus stops in central Washington, as well as launching dustbins and rocks - forcing police to intervene.
Swathes of officers in riot gear were seen swamping the streets in a bid to quell the unrest.
In chaotic scenes, flash bangs could be heard exploding in the background as police tried to gain control of the situation.
All weekend it felt as though the new administration had a self-destruct button and was desperately searching for it.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer appears to be enraged that the press told the truth about the size of the Trump inauguration crowd.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the inauguration crowd had been 'the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period'.